It was this week in 1972, fresh from the rock-world shattering break up from The Beatles, Paul McCartney released a curious single. Maybe he wanted to show the world he was a pop song master who could take pretty much any song and make it a hit. Case in point, the children's song classic "Mary Had a Little Lamb." You'll find it on "Red Rose Speedway," one of his early solo albums.
Rock critics hated it. Many thought he was being a little cheeky and did it in response to having his previous single banned from the UK airwaves. You may remember that one, "Give Ireland Back to the Irish." He denies that and said he simply wanted to release a song his much younger fans would like. Regardless, it made it into the UK Top Ten charts.
I'm not a fan of Paul's turn on this nursery rhyme. For my money, Stevie Ray Vaughan did it better on his first album, "Texas Flood."