Mary Had a Little Lamb (12 May 1972)
by Sarah Josepha Hale, John Roulstone, Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Medium: song

Publication date: 12 May 1972

Publisher: Apple
Written by: Sarah Josepha Hale, John Roulstone, Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Mary Mary (Mary Sawyer)
(lead character)
lead character real/historical person
  [from nursery rhyme; had a little lamb] Marsh, Capen & Lyon 16
Little Lamb Little Lamb supporting character
CBR Scale: D N.A.
[followed Mary to school one day]
Marsh, Capen & Lyon 4
The Teacher The Teacher supporting character
  [did not want Mary's lamb at school, but noted her kindness] Marsh, Capen & Lyon 1
the children the children supporting character group
  [Mary's classmates; laughed when lamb followed her to school] Marsh, Capen & Lyon 1

The Wings' rock version of the popular nursery rhyme. Released as a single. The B-side of the record featured the song "Little Woman Love."

Note that although Paul and Linda McCartney are credited with writing this song, their contribution is really more along the lines of arranging the music. The lyrics of the song are essentially identical to that of the original nursery rhyme written by Sarah Josepha Hale and John Roulstone.