Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love

Timeline More from year 1972
UK release date:
May 12, 1972
US release date:
May 29, 1972

About

From Wikipedia:

Mary Had a Little Lamb” is a song written by Paul and Linda McCartney and released as a non-album single by the British–American rock band Wings in March 1972. It is based on the traditional nursery rhyme of the same name. […]

“Mary Had a Little Lamb” was released as a single on 12 May 1972 in the UK, moved back from its original planned date of the 5th. The record was released in the US on 29 May. On 25 May, the band mimed a performance of the song for BBC TV’s Top of the Pops TV show.

The song was attacked by several contemporary rock critics, with one commenting that McCartney had “fallen to tripe” of this genre. However, some critics suspected this immediate change in musical direction to be a deliberately ironic musical manoeuvre. Cash Box said of it that “the nursery rhyme we all know and love gets a bouncy treatment.” It reached the top 10 in the UK, peaking at number nine. Some US radio stations also played the pop/rock B-side, “Little Woman Love“. Apple Records in the US even revised the picture sleeve for the single to credit both sides by name (see reverse cover), but the single still failed to rise above number 28 in the US. […]

Last updated on May 4, 2022

Related films


Mary Had A Little Lamb (Barn version)

1972 • For Wings • Directed by Nicholas Ferguson


Mary Had A Little Lamb (Countryside version)

1972 • For Wings • Directed by Nicholas Ferguson


Mary Had A Little Lamb (Desert version)

1972 • For Wings • Directed by Nicholas Ferguson


Mary Had A Little Lamb (Psychedelic version)

1972 • For Wings • Directed by Nicholas Ferguson

Related Concerts, TV & radio shows


Top Of The Pops

May 25, 1972 • United Kingdom • London • BBC Television Centre • TV show

Related sessions


Recording "Mary Had A Little Lamb"

Mar 27, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love (UK)




Recording "Little Woman Love"

Jan 21, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love (UK)


Recording "Little Woman Love"

Nov 13, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love (UK)

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