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|Single by The Beach Boys|
|from the album L.A. (Light Album)|
The Beach Boys
James William Guercio
|The Beach Boys singles chronology|
|L.A. (Light Album) track listing|
"Lady Lynda" is a song written by vocalist and guitarist Alan Jardine and Ron Altbach for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1979 album L.A. (Light Album). Its melody is based on Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by J. S. Bach.
The opening harpsichord is played by Sterling Smith. The lyrics to the song refer to Jardine's then-wife, Lynda Jardine. After the two divorced, the song was rewritten as "Lady Liberty", a tribute to the Statue of Liberty.
The song hit #6 in the UK Singles Chart. It also reached #39 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart. The song was edited for single release with the single version dropping the harpsichord introduction present on the album version.
- Al Jardine – lead vocals
- Ron Altbach – keyboards
- Sterling Smith - harpsichord
- Dennis Wilson – co-arrangement
- Bobby Figueroa – drums
- The Beach Boys & Bobby Figueroa - backing vocals
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