Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)
|"Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)"|
Japanese vinyl release
|Single by Led Zeppelin|
|from the album Led Zeppelin II|
|A-side||"Whole Lotta Love"|
|Released||7 November 1969(US)|
|Songwriter(s)||Jimmy Page, Robert Plant|
|Led Zeppelin singles chronology|
"Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin from their album Led Zeppelin II, released in 1969. It was also released as the b-side of the single "Whole Lotta Love". The song is about a groupie who stalked the band early in their career. A misprint by Atlantic Records resulted in the original UK pressings of Led Zeppelin II being titled "Livin' Lovin' Wreck (She's a Woman)", with the "Wreck" corrected to "Maid" and the subtitle changed on the US and later releases.
It is guitarist Jimmy Page's least favourite Led Zeppelin song, and was thus never performed in concert. It was also one of the few Led Zeppelin songs on which Page sang backing vocals. Conversely, singer Robert Plant took a liking to the song, and played it on his 1990 solo tour promoting his album Manic Nirvana.
Formats and track listings
1969 7" single (US: Atlantic 45-2690)
- A. "Whole Lotta Love" (Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant, Dixon) – 5:33
- B. "Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)" (Page, Plant) – 2:39
|Chart (1970)||Peak position|
|Japanese Singles Chart||93|
|US Billboard Hot 100||65|
- Robert Plant – vocals
- Jimmy Page – guitars, backing vocals
- John Paul Jones – bass guitar
- John Bonham – drums
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