Lalena

Album: Donovan's Greatest Hits (1968)
Charted: 33
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  • When the sun goes to bed
    That's the time you raise your head
    That's your lot in life, Lalena
    Can't blame ya
    Lalena

    Arty-tart, la-de-da
    Can your part get much sadder?
    That's your lot in life, Lalena
    Can't blame ya
    Lalena

    Run your hand through your hair
    Paint your face with despair
    That's your lot in life, Lalena
    Can't blame ya
    Lalena

    When the sun goes to bed
    That's the time you raise your head
    That's your lot in life, Lalena
    I can't blame ya
    Lalena

    Arty-tart, oh so la-de-da
    Can your part ever get, ever get much sadder?
    That's your lot in life, Lalena
    I can't blame ya
    No, no, no, Lalena
    Oh, Lalena Writer/s: DONOVAN LEITCH
    Publisher: Peermusic Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • George Pope from Vancouver BcImagine being one of the girls named for a prostitute. . ."What, mom, dad, You just expect I should become a hooker with my life?" Thanks a LOT!
  • Jennifur SunSo so love that pretty flute part played by Harold McNair.
  • Lalena Ann Schaeffer from Dillsburg PaBorn 1970 in Dillsburg Pennsylvania/My brothers Name is Donavan he was born in 1972
  • Laléna from Mississippi I was actually born in 1978. I was named after this song, and my brother was named after Donovan. Unfortunately, they couldn’t read my mother’s writing, so my legal name is Lahena.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 29th 1968, "Lalena" by Donovan entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #73; and on October 27th, 1968 it peaked at #33 {for 2 weeks} and its second week at #33 was it 6th and last week on the Top 100...
    It reached #71 on the Australian Kent Music chart...
    Between 1965 and 1973 the Scottish singer had seventeen Top 100 records; four made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Sunshine Superman" for 1 week on August 28th, 1966...
    He just missed having a second #1 when "Mellow Yellow" peaked at #2 {for 3 weeks} on December 4th, 1966...
    Donovan Philips Leitch will celebrate his 69th birthday come next May 10th {2015}.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdSince this song was recorded Lalena has been a popular girl's name. There's a Facebook group with that name.
  • Ani from Yerevan, ArmeniaThanks for the info, very interesting. :)

    This song is so beautiful!!
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