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April 18, 2012

Timon - The Bitter Thoughts of Little Jane (1968)

Born in 1950, Timon was born under the name Stephen John Murray, would go by the name Timon until his early twenties, and eventually permanently changed his name to Tymon Dogg. He was a big influence on the left-handed John Graham Mellor, teaching him to play guitar right-handed. Mellor, who took the stage name Joe Strummer, was the frontman of the popular punk band The Clash. You can hear Timon singing and playing violin on The Clash song “Lose This Skin,” which he also wrote.

Timon received a year’s salary in advance from Pye Records prior to recording this song. Future members of Led Zeppelin played lead on this track, John Paul Jones on bass and Jimmy Page on guitar. Ex-Peter and Gordon musician, Peter Asher, who was working as a talent scout for Apple Records, played this song for Paul McCartney. McCartney offered to produce a new version of the song for Timon, but Timon declined.

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Timon - The Bitter Thoughts of Little Jane (1968)

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Lyrics:

The bitter thoughts of little Jane
Are locked away
And will remain unspoken

Been let down
And kicked around
Been sent away
Without her token, but

She’ll find her place
She’ll find a head to pound on

Never cries
Or even tries
So no one really knows
She wants to die

Been too long
On her own
She’s growing old
She’s growing cold, but

She’ll find her place
She’ll find a head to pound on

Peter’s playing with his trains
And Sally kissed her doll again
Andrew plays at wild cowboys
But little Jane- she’s got no toys, but

She’ll find her place
She’ll find a head to pound on

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