Label: Parlophone - BC13,EMI Records Australia - BC13 • Format: 14x, Vinyl LP, Album Box Set Compilation, Reissue Gold Box • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock • Style: Beat, Rock & Roll, Pop Rock
McCartney describes "Little Child" as being a "work song", or an "album filler". He admits to taking the melody of the line "I'm so sad and lonely" from the song "Whistle My Love" by British balladeer and actor Elton Hayes.
The song was recorded in three different sessions, with the first on 11 Septemberwhere the Beatles recorded two takes.
They later came back to it the next day, where they recorded 16 takes, including overdubs of piano from McCartney, and harmonica from Lennon which he plays nonstop throughout the song. Then it pans Tito Rodriguez & His Orchestra - Bacalao Salao from right to left after the solo. The song's solo follows a "twelve-bar blues format that does not appear in the rest of the [song].
Music critic Richie Unterberger of Allmusic said of the song: "It might have been one of the less sophisticated and impressive tracks on the record, Land Of Carnivore Plants - Basilisk* - Ektoplazms Greatest Trips (File) it was still pretty good", and "'Little Child' might not be a work of genius, but it's sheer rock 'n' roll fun".
MacDonald said that the vocals were "credited to Lennon and McCartney, but more like the former double-tracked ",  though it is possible that McCartney sings a lower harmony to Lennon's lead during the verses, plus McCartney can be heard at the end singing "oh yeah" on his own, so the original credit is probably correct. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The in-depth story behind the songs of the Beatles.
Recording History. Songwriting History. Song Structure and Style". Beatles Music History. Song Structure and Style. Retrieved The Beatles as Musicians: Revolver through the Anthology. Oxford UP, US,p. Mojo Cover CDs. Archived from the original on 2 February Little Child - The Beatles - The Beatles Collection Retrieved 27 January The Beatles Bible.
Cover of the song's sheet music. EMI Little Child - The Beatles - The Beatles Collection London.