Dark Lady

Album: In Trance (1975)

Songfacts®:

  • Written by Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth, "Dark Lady" finds the singer lovelorn and lonely. "It was a song with absolutely no message," Roth said in Greg Prato's book German Metal Machine: Scorpions in the '70s. "Normally, all of my songs have at least a little bit of a message. I think this one was purely the enjoyment of this boogie rhythm, with the arpeggio double harmony leads."
  • Smashing Pumpkins borrowed elements from this song for their 2007 track "Tarantula," which is homage to the Scorpions.

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