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"Lady Samantha"
Single by Elton John
from the album Empty Sky (1995 reissue)
B-side "All Across the Havens"
"It's Me That You Need"
(US, 1970)
Released January 17, 1969 (UK) / (US)
January, 1970 (US)
(Second release)
Recorded December, 1968
DJM Studios
Genre Psychedelic rock, Rock, Pop
Length 3:04
Label Philips (UK 1969)

DJM Records (US 1969)

Congress (US 1970)
Writer(s) Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Elton John singles chronology
"I've Been Loving You"
(1968)
"Lady Samantha"
(1969)
"It's Me That You Need"
(1969)
Empty Sky (1995 reissue) track listing
"Gulliver/Hay-Chewed/Reprise"
(9)
"Lady Samantha"
(10)
"All Across the Havens"
(11)

"Lady Samantha" is a song by Elton John with lyrics by Bernie Taupin. It was his second single released in early 1969, six months before his first album, Empty Sky came out. It appeared on its 1995 reissue as a bonus track.

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Performances

It was recorded in December, 1968 along with its b-side, "All Across the Havens". It was performed on several radio performances in 1969, but forgotten afterwards. It has never been played in concert, but is highly regarded amongst long-time fans and critics.

The song was covered by Three Dog Night and included in their album "Suitable For Framing", released by ABC/Dunhill in February, 1969.

Chart performance and releases

John's first single did not go well on the British charts. This song went the same way. It was as mentioned praised by critics but failed to chart. It was his last single on the Philips label. This was also John's first US single, released on the DJM-label there, but it failed to chart. It was re-released a year later but still failed to chart. This time it was released on the Congress label. The b-side was his third British single, "It's Me That You Need".

Covers

American rock group Three Dog Night covered it in 1969 as well. It appeared as the second track on their second album, "Suitable for Framing".

Personnel

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