Little Woman Love

Album This song officially appears on the Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love (UK) 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1972

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Song facts

Little Woman Love” is a song written by Paul and Linda McCartney, recorded during the “Ram” sessions in 1970/71 and released as the B-Side of “Mary Had A Little Lamb“, Wings’ second non-album single, in May 1972.

From Wikipedia:

History

It was composed by Paul McCartney in 1970 and recorded during the Ram sessions but left off the album. In keeping with McCartney’s practice at the time, the composition was credited to Paul and Linda McCartney.

Beatle biographer John Blaney describes “Little Woman Love” as a “breezy rocker” with a rockabilly feel. The song is unusual for Wings in that instead of Paul McCartney playing electric bass guitar, jazz musician Milt Hinton plays slap bass.

Cash Box described it as a “Lady Madonna-ish rocker.

Reception and charts

While “Mary Had a Little Lamb” was dismissed by the critics, it climbed to the top 10 in the United Kingdom. In the United States, however, radio stations also played “Little Woman Love.” As a result, the picture sleeve for “Mary Had a Little Lamb” was revised by Apple Records to have a separate listing for the flip side. The single reached number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. On the Cash Box chart, which listed single sides separately, “Little Woman Love” only appeared for one week at number 95.

Release

“Little Woman Love” was never released on an album until 1993, when it was included as a bonus track to Wild Life in The Paul McCartney Collection. It was included on the Special and Deluxe editions of Ram and Red Rose Speedway.

Last updated on May 3, 2022

Lyrics

I got a little woman I can really love,
My woman fit me like a little glove.
You know I'll always love
My little woman love.

I take her home most ev'ry night,
My woman love to hold me tight.
You know I feel alright
My little woman mine.

Oh yeah, oh yeah,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Oh yeah, oh yeah,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

I take her home most ev'ry night,
My woman love to hold me tight.
You know I feel alright,
My little woman mine.

Variations




A1993 1993 remaster • From "Wild Life (1993)"

A2012 2012 remaster

A2018 2018 remaster

B Early Mix

Officially appears on


Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love (UK)

7" Single • Released in 1972

2:09 • Studio versionA • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Percussion (?), Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell :
Drums, Percussion
Tony Clark :
Mixing engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Milt Hinton :
Double bass
John Leckie :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 13, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Jan 21, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
Nov 10, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love (Germany)

7" Single • Released in 1972

2:09 • Studio versionA • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Percussion (?), Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell :
Drums, Percussion
Tony Clark :
Mixing engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Milt Hinton :
Double bass
John Leckie :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 13, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Jan 21, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
Nov 10, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love (France)

7" Single • Released in 1972

2:09 • Studio versionA1 • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Percussion (?), Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell :
Drums, Percussion
Tony Clark :
Mixing engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Milt Hinton :
Double bass
John Leckie :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 13, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Jan 21, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
Nov 10, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Wild Life (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

2:11 • Studio versionA1993 • Stereo • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Percussion (?), Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell :
Drums, Percussion
Tony Clark :
Mixing engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Milt Hinton :
Double bass
Peter Mew :
Remastering
John Leckie :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 13, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Jan 21, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
Nov 10, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Ram - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2012

2:09 • Studio versionA2012 • 2012 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Percussion (?), Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell :
Drums, Percussion
Tony Clark :
Mixing engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Milt Hinton :
Double bass
John Leckie :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 13, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Jan 21, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
Nov 10, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Red Rose Speedway - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2018

2:07 • Studio versionA2018 • 2018 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Percussion (?), Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell :
Drums, Percussion
Tony Clark :
Mixing engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Milt Hinton :
Double bass
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
John Leckie :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 13, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Jan 21, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
Nov 10, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Red Rose Speedway - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2018

2:08 • Studio versionB • Early Mix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Percussion (?), Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell :
Drums, Percussion
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Dixon Van Winkle :
Mixing engineer
Milt Hinton :
Double bass
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

Session Recording:
Nov 13, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Jan 21, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
Jul 13, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Family

EP • Released in 2020

2:07 • Studio versionA2018 • 2018 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Percussion (?), Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell :
Drums, Percussion
Tony Clark :
Mixing engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Milt Hinton :
Double bass
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
John Leckie :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 13, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Jan 21, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
Nov 10, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon

Live performances

“Little Woman Love” has been played in 31 concerts.

Latest concerts where Little Woman Love has been played







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