"It's just a little upbeat song of hope," McCartney said of the album's lighthearted closer, "to the point and in the spirit of this whole album." Although he first recorded it for Flaming Pie, the acoustic tune had been around for much longer. In the album's liner notes, McCartney recalled singing it with his wife Linda, "sitting around the kitchen or when the children were dancing," as far back as 25 years earlier.
Linda McCartney sings backing vocals.
This was used in the 2009 Judd Apatow movie Funny People, starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen.
Originally a chart-topper for Steve Lawrence in 1962 chart-topper, "Go Away Little Girl," became the first song of the rock era to be taken to #1 by two different artists when Donny Osmond's cover version also reached the summit in 1971.