Lady Jane

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: March 1966        Recording location: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producer: Andrew Oldham        Engineer: Dave Hassinger
Performed onstage: 1966-67, 2012

Probable line-up:

Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Dulcimer: Brian Jones
Vocal: Mick Jagger
Harpsichord: Jack Nitzsche

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, I've 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

I pledge my troth to lady Jane

Oh my sweet Marie, I wait at your eaves

The sands have run out for your lady and me
When luck is nigh, my love
Her station's right, my love

Life is secure with lady Jane


Things like Lady Jane were calculated before we even went into the studio.

- Mick Jagger, 1966

Brian was getting into dulcimer then. Because he dug Richard Farina... We were also listening to a lot of Appalachian music then too. To me, Lady Jane is very Elizabethan. There are a few places in England where people still speak that way, Chaucer English.

- Keith Richards, 1971

Lady Jane is a complete sort of very weird song. I don't really know what that's all about myself. All the names are historical but it was really unconscious that they should fit together from the same period.

- Mick Jagger, 1968

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