‘Little Lamb Dragonfly’ is the fifth song on Wings’ second album Red Rose Speedway.

Paul McCartney began writing the song in 1970 on his farm in Scotland.

We were up in Scotland at my sheep farm – which all sounds very lovely on the postcards, until you get to lambing. Of course, a few of them die; it’s life and death and a lot of farmers just don’t want to get involved. They say, ‘Right,’ and just chuck them over the wall. But you can’t help it if you’re a bit sensitive – particularly in a household full of children – and there was one lamb we were trying to save. The young ones get out into the weather and collapse from exposure; you find them and bring them in. We stayed up all night and had him in front of the stove, but it was too late, and he just died.