My Blue-Eyed Jane
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


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The sweetest girl in the world
Is my blue-eyed Jane
We fell in love like turtledoves
While the moon was shining down
I asked her then, I asked her when
Wedding bells would ring
She said, "Oh, dear, it seems so queer
That this could happen here"



You are my little pal
And I never knew a sweeter gal
My little blue-eyed Jane
I love you so
And when the sun goes down
And the shadow's creeping over town
Just meet me in the lane
My blue-eyed Jane

Janie dear, listen here
I've come to say farewell
The world is drear without you, dear
But now I cannot linger here
I'm going away this very day
Oh please, come go with me
I'll be sad and blue wanting you
Longing all day through

My little blue-eyed Jane
You'll always be the same sweet thing
I know you'll never change
I love you so
And when the sun goes down
And the shadow's creeping over town
Then I'll come back again
My blue-eyed Jane

And when the sun goes down
And the shadow's creeping over town

Then I'll come back again
My blue-eyed Jane

Overall Meaning

In Jimmie Rodgers's song "My Blue-Eyed Jane," the singer expresses his deep love and affection for a woman named Jane with striking blue eyes. The lyrics describe the moment the two fell in love, under the glowing light of a moonlit sky. The singer's infatuation with Jane is so intense that he asks her about wedding bells, only to hear her unsure response. The song then takes a melancholic turn as the singer states his intention to leave and asks Jane to come with him. The last verse suggests that the singer will return, highlighting the hope that the two may one day be reunited.


The song is a beautiful testament to the power of love and the emotional pull of relationships. The lyrics take listeners on a journey from the early stages of love to the eventual separation of the two lovers. The use of vivid imagery and a simple, yet effective melody make this folk-inspired song a classic example of American storytelling through music.


Line by Line Meaning

The sweetest girl in the world
The girl I love the most is my blue-eyed Jane


Is my blue-eyed Jane
She has beautiful blue eyes, and she is the love of my life


We fell in love like turtledoves
Our love is pure and innocent like that of turtledoves


While the moon was shining down
Our love began under the moonlight


I asked her then, I asked her when
I wanted to know when we should get married


Wedding bells would ring
When we would make our love official through marriage


She said, "Oh, dear, it seems so queer
She found it strange that we were talking about marriage


That this could happen here"
She couldn't believe that she had found love with me


You are my little pal
You are my close friend and companion


And I never knew a sweeter gal
I have never met a girl sweeter than you


My little blue-eyed Jane
You are my dear and beloved blue-eyed girl


I love you so
I love you very much


And when the sun goes down
At the end of the day


And the shadow's creeping over town
When darkness begins to cover the town


Just meet me in the lane
Let's meet in a romantic spot away from everyone


Janie dear, listen here
I need to tell you something important, Janie


I've come to say farewell
I'm leaving soon and this is goodbye


The world is drear without you, dear
The world is dark and lonely without you


But now I cannot linger here
I cannot stay any longer


I'm going away this very day
I'm leaving today


Oh please, come go with me
Please come with me, my love


I'll be sad and blue wanting you
I'll be very sad and miss you a lot


Longing all day through
I'll be longing for you all day


You'll always be the same sweet thing
You'll always be the same sweet and wonderful person


I know you'll never change
I know you'll always be the same


And when the sun goes down
At the end of the day


And the shadow's creeping over town
When darkness begins to cover the town


Then I'll come back again
I'll return to see you again


My blue-eyed Jane
My dear and beloved blue-eyed girl




Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Jimmie Rodgers, Lula Belle White

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knitting mama

Jimmie was my dad's favorite singer...I love this song...

Judy Lear

I love this song. It fits the era...

GravityAngel

0:15 The sweetest girl in the world
Is my blue eyed Jane
We fell in love like turtle doves
While the moon was shining down

0:30 I asked her then I asked her when
The wedding bells would ring
She said, oh dear, it seems so clear
That this could happen here

0:44 Yeah, you are my little pal
And I never knew a sweeter gal
My little blue eyed Jane
I love you so

0:59 And when the sun goes down
And the shadow's creeping over town
Just meet me in the lane
My blue eyed Jane

1:14 Jannie dear, listen here
I've come to say farewell
The world is drear without you dear
But now, I cannot linger here

1:30 I'm going away, this very day
Oh, please, come go with me
I'll be sad and blue, I'm wanting you
Longing all day through

1:44 My little, blue eyed Jane
You'll always be the same sweet thing
I know, you'll never change
I love you so

1:59 And when the sun goes down
And the shadow's creeping over town
Then I'll come back again
My blue eyed Jane

2:29 And when the sun goes down
And the shadow's creeping over town
Then I'll come back again
My blue eyed Jane

Grant 'Trakka' Higgins

The Grandfather of Country Music. Accompanied by Louis Armstrong.

Janie Falzon

My dad named me after this song 🎵

John Jurkewicz

👍👍It so great 👍👍

Charles S Upp

Satchmo on 🎺 trumpet!