Little Woman Love

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"Little Woman Love"
Little Woman Love (Wings single - cover art).jpg
US revised picture sleeve
Single by Wings
A-side "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
Released 12 May 1972
Format 7-inch single
Recorded 1970–71
Genre Rock
Length 2:11
Label Apple
Songwriter(s) Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
Wings singles chronology
"Give Ireland Back to the Irish"
(1972)
"Little Woman Love"
(1972)
"Hi, Hi, Hi"
(1972)
"Give Ireland Back to the Irish"
(1972)
"Mary Had a Little Lamb"
(1972)
"Hi, Hi, Hi"
(1972)

"Little Woman Love" is a Wings song released as the B-side of the single "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on 12 May 1972.[1]

History[edit]

It was composed by Paul McCartney in 1970 and recorded during the Ram sessions but left off the album, then released as a single, although, in keeping with McCartney's practice at the time, the composition was credited to Paul and Linda McCartney.

Reception and charts[edit]

While "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was dismissed by the critics, it climbed to the top 10 in the United Kingdom.[2] 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.[3] On the Cash Box chart, which listed single sides separately, "Little Woman Love" only appeared for one week at number 95.[4]

Release[edit]

"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 the 2012 remaster of Ram.[5]

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ McGee 2003, pp. 196.
  2. ^ McGee 2003, pp. 239.
  3. ^ "Paul McCartney singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2015). The Comparison Book. Menonomee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 333. ISBN 978-0-89820-213-7. 
  5. ^ "Sir Paul McCartney 'RAM' tracklisting, reissue details revealed". paulmccartney.com. 19 April 2012. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 

References[edit]

  • McGee, Garry (2003). Band on the Run: A History of Paul McCartney and Wings. New York: Taylor Trade Publishing. ISBN 0-87833-304-5.