This cover song was originally recorded by an Australian band called
Skyhooks in 1979. The
original song had a little spoken intro that Maiden didn't use.
The intro went as follows:
Hello there sailor
Hi there Lili Marlene
Good morning school girls
Welcome to the team
It is a rather shallow little womanising song that does not match Maiden's
style and, against their better judgement, the band was convinced by their publishers (Zomba) to
release it as a single in the hopes of generating a hit – a decision that the band has
regretted ever since. 'Women In Uniform' also became the band's first video, a live production
on stage at the Rainbow.