" is a song written by Paul
and Linda McCartney
and performed by Paul McCartney and Wings
. A number-three hit single
in the US, it was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee
in 1974, while the band was staying at the farm of Curly Putman Jr.
, which accounts for the title. The song continued McCartney and Wings
' success after the Band on the Run
album. It made #16 on the British charts.
A special full-colour photo was taken for this single's picture sleeve, which featured the members of Wings dressed in appropriate costumes from the song's lyrics (for example, Geoff Britton as a poker dealer and Denny Laine
as the "Eskimo"). However, the photo only appeared on the picture sleeve of the single in Spain. In the UK and the US, Apple Records
released the single without any picture sleeve, apparently as a cost-reduction move. In some other countries in Europe, a black-and-white band photo was used instead (see alternative cover).
, "Sally G
," was also a Top 20 hit on the US charts, peaking at #17. "Junior's Farm" was later released on the McCartney/Wings compilation Wings Greatest
in 1978 and the US version of All the Best!
in 1987, although it was not on the UK edition of the latter album. The 3-minute radio edit of the song was included on the Hits and History
compilation. "Sally G" was released in 1993 as a bonus track on Wings at the Speed of Sound
in The Paul McCartney...