Jagger and Richards: Lady Jane

July 20, 2007

I’ve tended to like the softer side of the Rolling Stones, like this video of “Lady Jane.” The competition with the Beatles was very real in those days. I seem to remember that this was their answer to the Beatles’ “Yesterday.” I’m not postitive what the plucked instrument is, but it looks like an electric dulcimer, I had incorrectly assumed it was a sitar. That instrument is played by the late Brian Jones, the Stones first lead guitar player. Check out the haircut. I love how he bobs his head, I guess for vibrato’s sake. And the out of control screams of the adoring fans.

My sweet lady jane
When I see you again
Your servant am i
And will humbly remain

Just heed this plea my love
On bended knees my love
I pledge myself to lady jane

My dear lady anne
Ive done what I can
I must take my leave
For promised I am
This play is run my love
Your time has come my love
Ive pledged my troth to lady jane

Oh my sweet marie
I wait at your ease
The sands have run out
For your lady and me

Wedlock is nigh my love
Her stations right my love
Life is secure with lady jane

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