26/2/15 – The Rolling Stones – Dandelion – 1967

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The Rolling Stones 1967Dandelion was released in 1967 as the B-side of the single We Love You but with an unimpressive chart position of No.50 in the USA the single was flipped and Dandelion became the A side, thus reaching No.14 in the US Charts. In the UK We Love You made No.8 and Dandelion remained the B-side.

Strongly part of The Stones’ Pyschedelic period, it was released the same year as the album, Their Satatanic Majesties Request. Keith Richards’ called the album “a load of crap”, despite this the singles that surrounded it such as Dandelion were sweet slices of Psychedelic Pop.

The band’s last foray into trendy Psychedelia was the single release of 2000 Light Years From Home in December that year. By May 1968 they were back to their edgier selves with the iconic single Jumpin’ Jack Flash.

Dandelion

Prince or pauper, beggar man or thing
Play the game with ev’ry flow’r you bring
Dandelion don’t tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion

One o’clock, two o’clock, three o’clock, four o’clock chimes
Dandelions don’t care about the time
Dandelion don’t tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion

Tho’ you’re older now its just the same
You can play this dandelion game
When you’re finished with your childlike prayers
Well, you know you should wear it

Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailors lives
Rich man, poor man, beautiful, daughters wives
Dandelion don’t tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion

Little girls, and boys come out to play
Bring your dandelions to blow away
Dandelion don’t tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion

(Keith Richards’ daughter with Anita Pallenberg is called Dandelion.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandelion_(song)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Love_You

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Their_Satanic_Majesties_Request

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones

I haven’t managed to find out anything about the video except that’s Marianne Faithful appears with Mick and Keith and Keith’s jacket looks suspiciously like John Lennon’s image. (Lennon and McCartney sang backing vocals on both We Love You and the Satanic Majesties album).

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