Mama's Little Girl

Mama's Little Girl

"Mama's Little Girl"
Single by Paul McCartney
A-side "Put It There"
B-side "Same Time Next Year" (12" only)
(Paul McCartney & Wings)
Released 5 February 1990
Format 7" single, Maxi single, Cassette single, CD single
Recorded March 1972
Genre Rock
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"Figure of Eight"
"Put It There"

"Mama's Little Girl" is a song by Paul McCartney that was taped in March 1972 during the Red Rose Speedway recording sessions.

Recording and performance

McCartney recorded the song when he was in the then-band Wings, in March 1972 during sessions for the Red Rose Speedway album.

The final mix was made in 1987 at Air Studios in London by McCartney, co-producer Chris Thomas and engineer Bill Price.

McCartney performed "Mama's Little Girl" as part of a medley during the 1973 James Paul McCartney television special, but the song was not broadcast.


"Mama's Little Girl" was intended to be included on Cold Cuts, an album of outtakes which McCartney had worked several times over the years but never released.

"Mama's Little Girl" was officially issued :

  • in 1990 as the B-side of the "Put It There" single & on the 2 CD Japanese version of the Flowers in the Dirt album and
  • in 1993 as a bonus track on the 1993 remastered CD edition of Wings' 1971 Wild Life album

Track listings

This song was released as a 7" single, a 12" maxi-single, and a CD single.

7" single
  1. "Put It There"
  2. "Mama's Little Girl"
12" single
  1. "Put It There"
  2. "Mama's Little Girl"
  3. "Same Time Next Year"
CD single
  1. "Put It There"
  2. "Mama's Little Girl"
  3. "Same Time Next Year"