Little Lamb Dragonfly

Album: Red Rose Speedway (1973)

Songfacts®:

  • This ballad was originally written and recorded during the Ram sessions, prior to the formation of Wings. However, it had never been released until it was included on Red Rose Speedway.
  • McCartney penned this song at a Scottish farmhouse after a local farmer gave Paul and his family a dying lamb to nurse.

Comments: 3

  • Virginia Abreu De Paula from Montes Claros BrazilThe intro do sounds like Woman. As Woman was written much later it was John who got inspired by Paul's song. I also heard Paul wrote it also for John. I mean, he got inspired by the little lamb they were nursering, but it seems John used to imitate lamb's voice while recording. It was written when he and Paul were in bad terms. But he missed him very much. Pain in his heart. He also recognises both made mistakes. I can't guarantee it is true, but for sure it makes sense.
  • Don from Sevierville, TnI think the chant resembles Rocky Racoon, and some of the guitar riffs resemble the intro to Woman (from John Lennon's Double Fantasy album, also released as a single after he was murdered).
  • Melissa from Fairborn, OhMmm, I heard that song for a few times from a few years ago, and yes it's a strange song.
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