Junior's Farm

Album: Wings Greatest (1974)
Charted: 3

Songfacts®:

  • This 1974 single was one of McCartney's biggest solo hits, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, continuing his success after "Band On The Run." At the time he wrote this song, he as staying at the farm of Curly Putman, a songwriter from Nashville, which is how he got the title. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • The song's B-side, "Sally G," was recorded at the same in Nashville. It charted separately peaking at #17 on the Hot 100 as well as reaching the Country charts.
  • This was the last Paul McCartney song to be released on Apple Records.
  • The song was covered by the Heavy Metal band Galactic Cowboys on their 1996 EP Feel The Rage.

Comments: 4

  • Rick from Fargo, NdThe are two stanzas of the lyrics missing.

    At the Houses of Parliament
    Ev'rybody's talking 'bout the President
    We all chip in for a bag of cement

    Olly Hardy should have had more sense
    He bought a gee-gee and he jumped the fence
    All for the sake of a couple of pence
  • Brad from Fl"Take me down Jimmy" is a reference of course to the gone-too-soon Jimmy McCulloch, who also played the memorable lead on the live version of "Maybe I'm Amazed".
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 5th 1975, "Junior's Farm" by Paul McCartney & Wings peaked at #3 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on November 3rd, 1974 and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #16 in the United Kingdom...
    The week that "Junior's Farm" peaked at #3 and record in the #1 position was a song composed by Lennon/McCartney, "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", by Elton John...
    R.I.P. Ms. McCartney (1941 - 1998) and Sir Paul will celebrate his 72nd birthday come next June 18th.
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandReached #16 in the UK (was later re-released - with the same cat. no. - with the B-side, Sally G, as the new A-side)
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