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Album: RamReleased: 1971
This is a sort of "jingle" tune written by McCartney on his ukulele. In the late '60s and early '70s, Paul used to carry along this instrument everywhere when he was wandering around New York City.
The song is about being straightforward, courageous and strong.
The words "Ram" and "On" form the name "Ramon," which was one of Paul's pseudonyms when he was in The Beatles.
The ram is also the name of the animal chosen as the title track of the album, which meant for Paul to ram against the things that were making him depressed at the times of the Beatles breakup. Plus, it refers to the sheep and rams he had at his Scottish farm in the Mull of Kintyre.
James Righton of The Klaxons selected this as the first track to be played at the wedding reception when he married actress Keira Knightly.