- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love (UK) 7" Single.
- Olympic Sound Studios, London
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On this day, Paul McCartney and Wings started the recording of “Mary Had A Little Lamb“, which would be released as their second non-album single. Not much is known about the recording and mixing of the track.
Paul and Linda’s daughters, Heather and Mary, participated in the la-la-la-la chorus.
[The session] was musically interesting, we had a lot of fun during the recording and in the coda!Denny Seiwell – Interview by Luca Perasi, from “Paul McCartney – Recording Sessions (1969 – 2013)” by Luca Perasi
I suggested we put bongos through a wah-wah pedal. Paul just said, ‘Oh, OK’, and Glyn was fine about it, so we went ahead and did it, with me operating the pedal by hand in the control roomPhil Chapman – From “The Great British Recording Studios” by Howard Massey, 2015
Last updated on May 8, 2022
Musicians on "Mary Had A Little Lamb"
- Paul McCartney:
- Recorder ?, Piano, Bass ?, Vocals, Percussion, Backing vocals
- Linda McCartney:
- Vocals, Maracas ?, Moog ?, Backing vocals
- Denny Laine:
- Bass ?, Electric guitar, Backing vocals
- Henry McCullough:
- Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Mandolin
- Denny Seiwell:
- Xylophone ?, Percussion, Backing vocals, Recorder ?, Drums
- Heather McCartney:
- Backing vocals
- Mary McCartney:
- Backing vocals
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