Lady Samantha

Album: Empty Sky (1969)
  • One of the earliest John/Taupin collaborations, the banshee-like Lady Samantha glides like a tiger in the night; although instilling fear in everyone who hears her cry, she is tragic rather than evil. Shades of "Lady Jay"/"Kitty Jay" perhaps?
  • On October 28, 1968, the song was performed with Caleb Quaye on guitar, in what was Elton's first ever live performance at the BBC.
  • Running to some 3 minutes 4 seconds, it was produced by Steve Brown and released January 17, 1969 backed by "All Across The Havens".
  • In 1972, it was re-released as the B Side of "Honky Cat" coupled with "It's Me That You Need".
  • Three Dog Night covered this in 1969 on their album Suitable for Framing. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for all above

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