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"Let Me Roll It" is a song by Paul McCartney and Wings, released on their 1973 album Band on the Run. The song was also released as the B-side to "Jet" in early 1974, and has remained a staple of McCartney's live concerts since it was first released.
The song is unique in the Beatles catalogue, since it combines contributions from McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Bob Dylan!
Of course, McCartney is credited as the composer, but he took the title (and the phrase in the lyrics) from "I'd Have You Anytime". And that song was written by George Harrison and Bob Dylan.
The connection with Lennon is clear, but details are still debated; some say that Let Me Roll It was McCartney's version of Lennon's :Cold Turkey". Indeed, the dominating guitar riff is very reminiscent of Cold Turkey.
Others maintain that Lennon used "Let Me Roll It" for his 1974 song "Beef Jerky."
We will probably never know for sure, but what we DO know is what it sounds like if Lennon had covered Let Me Roll It.........