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~ Monday, April 14 ~
While working on new Apple Records artist Mary Hopkin’s Post Card album (the date was almost certainly Friday Nov. 22, 1968), Paul McCartney, who produced the album, was in the studio with Mary and Donovan Leitch, who also contributes heavily to the album. Giving the engineer time to set up before recording one of Donovan’s compositions for the album (either “Voyage Of The Moon” or “Lord Of The Reedy River”), Paul and Donovan sit around and play some guitar to warm up as the tape rolls. Linda and Heather are also with Paul in the studio and for a couple minutes Paul decides to entertain Heather with a nursery-rhyme styled tune he improvises using her name. As he makes out the tune on his acoustic guitar, Donovan starts to play along and harmonize. Mary Hopkin offers some harmony too and someone else joins in by slapping out a beat on their legs. As just sort of a “one-off” to grant a few moments of amusement to Paul’s future daughter-by-law, the song was never returned to on any known subsequent recordings.