Lady Lynda

Album: L.A. (Light Album) (1979)
Charted: 6

Songfacts®:

  • Al Jardine wrote this as a tribute to his wife Lynda.
  • The music is based on J.S. Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    John Jennings - Omaha, NE, for above 2
  • This song later took on two different titles. In honor of the reopening of the Statue of Liberty, the song was reissued with a new title, "Lady Liberty," featuring new lyrics and Al Jardine reciting part of the poem on the Statue's pedestal. Also, after Jardine's divorce from his wife Lynda, the song was performed in concert as "Little Lady." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Sean - Chicago, IL

Comments: 6

  • Sabrina from Corvallis, OrLady Lynda is ok, but I prefer the version known as Lady Liberty.
  • Miguel from Chico, CaIt's on the LA (Light Album)...

    Seems to me this one almost (or slightly) hit the Top 40. Reminded me of "Annie's Song" in that it was beautiful and spoke of lifelong love...and was thus kind of heartbreaking to me when I realized the singer had divorced said wife.
  • Paul from Southend-on-sea, EnglandBrian wilson is a song writing genius, bet he wished he wrote this.
  • Anna Marie from Douglassville, PaJust got done watching the Live at Knebworth DVD.
    The harmony on "Lady Lynda" was so beautiful. I never really appreciated this song when it was first released but the live version made me a reborn Beach Boy fan.
  • Nancy from Montreal, CanadaI love this song. It's very beautiful and catchy.
  • Bill from Houston, TxI was luck to find this song on the Live at Knebworth Album...I love it. Where else is this song?
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