‘Mama’s Little Girl’ was a b-side of Paul McCartney’s ‘Put It There’ single.

Although released in February 1990 during the Flowers In The Dirt period, ‘Mama’s Little Girl’ dates from the early 1970s. Wings began recording it on 14 March 1972 at Olympic Sound Studios, with the young Heather McCartney contributing backing vocals.

I do a nice little vocal on it. Back by me kid. Anyone who’s got a daughter will love that.
Paul McCartney
Melody Maker, 30 November 1974

Further work took place on 17 November at Abbey Road, with the addition of clarinet, drums, and tambourine. The three-part harmony vocals were the final overdubs, added during Wings’ final sessions at Rude Studio in Scotland in January 1981.

The word ‘mama’ appears in a number of McCartney’s solo and Wings songs, from ‘That Would Be Something’, ‘Band On The Run’, and ‘Hi, Hi, Hi’ to 2007’s ‘Only Mama Knows’ and the 2012 Dave Grohl/Krist Novoselic collaboration ‘Cut Me Some Slack’.

‘Put It There’ was issued as a single on 5 February 1990. It peaked at 32 on the UK singles chart. The 7″ vinyl and cassette editions contained ‘Mama’s Little Girl’ on the b-side.

The single was included in the 2022 box set The 7″ Singles Box.

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