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13 February 2014
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Billy Rhythm
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While it may not be so much as obscure as it is just one of those that's out there and doesn't get a whole lotta attention, how about 'Mary Had A Little Lamb'?  Many will point to this as some sort of low point in Paul's songwriting, that he had to resort to borrowing from a nursery rhyme because he couldn't come up with anything else and all, but I think that it's a charming little record.  Only Paul McCartney could take a children's rhyme and make it into something as joyfully tuneful as this one.  Much of McCartney's post-Beatles' work is overrated, in my opinion, but this would be one of the few that I'd say is underrated, along with 'Sally G' & 'Girl's School' which would be more suitable of the obscure label...:-)

 

 

 

13 February 2014
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It's kinda what I like about it though, the song shows Paul in a rare light, usually he's very keen on delivering something that others would want from him and he doesn't appear to be all that worried about public opinion here for a change.  Mary could be yet another reference to "Mother Mary" and the barnyard theme is very reflective of his life at the time, and very evident when watching this video.  Wings feels more like a band effort here as well, they're all into it, your idea of Paul putting different lyrics to it is certainly interesting, and no doubt would've garnered him much more success with the single, but Paul's done enough "people pleasers" in his time and I find it most refreshing to see him just being Paul for a change.  His love of animals which he would take a much more active role in spreading the love later on is also on display for all to see here, this is pure unadulterated Paul McCartney here, not Beatle Paul...:-)

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Paul could segue from Hey Jude into Mary Had A Little Lamb what with the na's and the la's being the point of contact. That would give the audience something to think about.

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18 February 2014
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Love Monkberry Moon Delight off Ram one of his weirdest solo songs, John was also a fan. I can imagine those two having a blast recording it. Arrow through me is a neat little R&B track from Back To The Egg, I think. Also On The Way is also a great hidden gem on McCertney II, great guitar work, his Hendrix influence is definitely prevalent on this track. I could imagine it fitting perfectly on the White Album

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