After seeing the NEW VIDEO for the classic song, I got these lyrics stuck in my head. For days.
I love this song first released 1971.
Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand
We came to California in the fall of 1970 and it seemed like sunshine just radiated from the populace,” Taupin says. “I guess I was trying to capture the spirit of that time, encapsulated by the women we met, especially at the clothes stores and restaurants and bars all up and down the Sunset Strip. They were these free spirits, sexy, all hip-huggers and lacy blouses, very ethereal the way they moved.”
“They were just so different from what I’d been used to in England,” Taupin continues. “They had this thing about embroidering your clothes. They wanted to sew patches on your jeans. They mothered you and slept with you. …
The Blue Jean Baby is Maxine Feibelman — Taupin’s first wife.
Click PLAY or watch my favourite version on YouTube.
And here’s the OFFICIAL music video released in May, over 45 years after the song was published.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.