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
Writer(s) Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
Wings singles chronology
"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.