Ebony and Ivory

Paul McCartney

About Ebony and Ivory

"Ebony and Ivory" is a 1982 number-one single by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. It was released on March 29 of that year. The song is featured on McCartney's album Tug of War. A self-empowerment hit that struggles issues of racial equality, the song reached number one on both the UK and the US charts. It reappears on McCartney's All the Best! hits compilation (1987), and also on the UK two-disc version of Wonder's The Definitive Collection greatest hits compilation (2002). In 2013, Billboard Magazine ranked the song as the 69th biggest hit of all-time on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.  


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Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony 
Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why don't we? 

We all know that people are the same where ever you go 
There is good and bad in ev'ryone
We learn to live, we learn to give 
Each other what we need to survive together alive

Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony 
Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord why don't we? 

Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony 
Ebony, ivory, ooh 

We all know that people are the same where ever you go 
There is good and bad in ev'ryone
We learn to live, when we learn to give 
Each other what we need to survive together alive 

Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony 
Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord why don't we? 

Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why don't we
Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony 
Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony 
Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony 
Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony 
Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony 
Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony

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Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, and his collaboration with Lennon is one of the most celebrated songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. After the group's break-up, he pursued a solo career, later forming the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine. more »

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