‘Deliver Your Children’ is the eleventh track on Wings’s penultimate album London Town.

It was one of five songs on the album co-written by Paul McCartney and Denny Laine.

I think that was a long time ago, out there in LA, when I first started to do that. I got so far with it, and Paul came along with a couple of ideas for the arrangement. I do this all the time, I’ll write a song, it’ll be probably all the words and a tune, but it’ll need something and I’m not happy with it. And he’ll come and help me with it. So that’s how that came together.
Denny Laine
BBC Radio 1, 1978

As with ‘Children Children’ on the album, the lead vocals on ‘Deliver Your Children’ were sung by Laine.

Denny Laine wrote most of the words and tune and I just helped him a little bit. He takes the lead vocal on this one and I help him on harmonies. Denny also plays the Spanish guitar you hear coming in and out.
Paul McCartney
BBC Radio 1, 1978

Wings recorded ‘Deliver Your Children’ on 18 May 1977. It was laid down during the second set of sessions for London Town, which took place on the Fair Carol, a motor yacht stationed at Watermelon Bay in St John’s in the Virgin Islands.

‘Deliver Your Children’ was completed during overdub sessions at Abbey Road towards the end of 1977.

‘I’ve Had Enough’ was released as a single on 16 June, as Wings’ follow-up to ‘With A Little Luck’. ‘Deliver Your Children’ was on the b-side.

The single was not a commercial success, peaking at number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and 42 on the UK singles chart.

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