US single release: Mary Had A Little Lamb by Wings

Wings’ second single, ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’, was released in the United States on 29 May 1972.

The song was based on a 19th century nursery rhyme. Its b-side was ‘Little Woman Love’.

Mary Had A Little Lamb single artwork - Wings

‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’ reached number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. It fared less well on the Cash Box Top 100, going no higher than 48.

I do things that aren’t necessarily very carefully thought out. Now, you know, I’ve just got three kids over the last few years, and when I am sitting at home playing at the piano my audience a lot of the time is the kids. I just wrote that one up, the words were already written, you know, I just found out what the words to the nursery rhyme were, wrote a little tune up around it, went and recorded it. I had an idea in my head to find out what the words to the original nursery rhyme were.
Paul McCartney
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UK single release: Mary Had A Little Lamb by Wings
US album release: Some Time In New York City by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band
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