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"Lady Rose" is a song by British group Mungo Jerry, released as a single in 1971. Written by the group's lead vocalist Ray Dorset and produced by Barry Murray, it was the band's third single. The song entered the UK charts at #30 in May 1971 and reached #5 in June, finally leaving the chart in August 1971. It also reached number 14 in Australia, number four in New Zealand and number one in Japan. Like the group's debut single, "In the Summertime," it was a maxi-single playing at 33 rpm. The main song features harmonica and piano. The other tracks on the extended play single are Little Louis by band member, Paul King, a cover of Lead Belly's Have a Whiff on Me, and a cover of Elvis Presley's Milk Cow Blues. The BBC initially banned it from radio play because of the inclusion of "Have a Whiff on Me", which was thought to condone drug-taking, and distribution and sales were halted while it was reissued with "She Rowed", from the group's second LP as the second track instead. Ironically, the group had decided to include the offending song because it had been well received when they originally recorded it for broadcast as part of a session for Radio 1. 


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On the dark nights
By the fire light
I see her face
Before my eyes.

Lady Rose
My Lday Rose
Oh Lady
My Rose

My Lady Rose.
De de-de-de.

Lost in mem'ries
Of the moment
Of the time spent
How the days went

Lady Rose...
From the shadows
Through the bright lights
From the dark nights
Through the sun light.

Lady Rose
My Lday Rose
Oh Lady
My Rose

My Lady Rose.
De de-de-de.

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Mungo Jerry

Mungo Jerry is a British rock group whose greatest success was in the early 1970s, though they have continued throughout the years with an ever-changing line-up, always fronted by Ray Dorset. They are remembered above all for their hit "In the Summertime". It remains their most successful and most instantly recognisable song, and their only hit outside of the UK. Their name was inspired by the poem "Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer", from T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. According to Joseph Murrell's The Book of Golden Discs (1978), "Mungomania" was possibly the most startling and unpredicted pop phenomenon to hit Britain since The Beatles. more »

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Written by: RAY DORSET

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