Rita May (song)
|Single by Bob Dylan|
|from the album Masterpieces|
|A-side||Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again|
|Released||November 30, 1976|
|Recorded||July 30, 1975, Columbia Recording Studio E, New York City|
|Writer(s)||music: Bob Dylan; lyrics: Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan|
|Bob Dylan discography chronology|
"Rita May" (sometimes spelled as "Rita Mae") is a song by Bob Dylan, originally recorded during the sessions for the album Desire, but released only as the B-side of a single and on the compilation album, Masterpieces. Some listeners believe that the lyrics of the song refer to writer Rita Mae Brown, who had complained of the lack of opportunities for casual lesbian sex.
"Rita May" was covered by Jerry Lee Lewis on his 1979 album Jerry Lee Lewis.
Other songs with the same title
Eric Clapton wrote a song titled "Rita Mae" which appears on his 1981 album Another Ticket and was also released as a single, reaching #10 on the Mainstream Rock chart.
Personnel (for the Dylan original)
- Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal, harmonica)
- Emmylou Harris (vocal)
- Rob Rothstein (bass)
- Howard Wyeth (drums)
- Scarlet Rivera (violin)
- Sheena Seidenberg (tambourine & congas)
- Don DeVito (Producer)