Mistress Mabel

Album: Here We Stand (2008)
Charted: 23

Songfacts®:

  • Frontman Jon Fratelli told The Sunday Mail May 4, 2008 about this song: "The first single, it has a lot of little ideas crammed into a small space. Lyric-wise it's the only song that is total nonsense. I started with the little keyboard synth part that runs all the way through it, which is weird as it's the only song I have written that came from a musical idea. Usually I sit writing by strumming the guitar rather than building from a little idea."
  • The band debuted this at their Queen Margaret Union show on February 22, 2008.
  • Jon Fratelli admitted to the Guardian newspaper June 27, 2008: "Mistress Mabel is absolutely the worst lyrics I've ever written. I'd had the song for ages and just couldn't think of lyrics that meant anything to me."

    When we asked Jon in 2013 if he still felt this way, he replied, "Of course."

Comments: 1

  • Amy from Liverpool, United Kingdomi always thaught it was about an unfit mother :S oh well
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