This ballad is one of two Give Me Love tracks that Paul McCartney plays on - the other being the opener "We're on the Road Again
." In an interview with Rolling Stone
, Ringo Starr revealed how the collaboration process began. "Well, I just called him up and said, 'I got this song called "Show Me the Way," and I want you to play on it," he said. "Because he is a really good friend of mine, he said he'd come to L.A. for it. It's about [my wife] Barbara. She shows me the way. I wanted it to be very personal."
"He's an incredible musician," the Fab Four drummer continued. "He's incredible at singing too and as a writer, but for me, as a bass player, he is the finest and the most melodic."