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

The song "My Blue-Eyed Jane" is a love song by Jimmie Rodgers, released in 1929. The song goes into the tender love between the singer and his girl, Jane. The song starts with the singer describing Jane as the sweetest girl in the world and how they fell in love while the moon was shining bright. The singer then asks Jane when wedding bells would ring, and Jane responds in a way that seems unexpected, saying that it seems queer that a love like theirs could happen here. The singer then goes on to express his love for Jane and how he never knew a sweeter gal than her. The song ends with the singer lamenting about leaving Janie behind, asking if she would come with him, to which Jane responds, saying that she'll always be the same sweet thing and that the singer will always find her in the lane.


The song appears to be inspired by a true love story, and its melody is moving and sweet. Rodgers sang the song in his signature yodeling style, which became his stylistic trademark. "My Blue-Eyed Jane" remains one of Jimmie Rodgers's most popular and recognizable works, continuing to tug at the heartstrings of listeners decades after its release. The song's lyrics remain timeless and continue to evoke nostalgic feelings, reminding listeners of the purest forms of love.


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Interesting Facts
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Line by Line Meaning

The sweetest girl in the world
Jimmie believes that Jane is the sweetest girl in the world


Is my blue-eyed Jane
Jimmie's girlfriend is named Jane and she has beautiful blue eyes


We fell in love like turtledoves
Jimmie and Jane fell in love quickly and sweetly, just like turtledoves


While the moon was shining down
Their love began in the moonlight


I asked her then, I asked her when
Jimmie asked Jane when they would get married


Wedding bells would ring
He wondered when they would hear the sound of wedding bells


She said, "Oh, dear, it seems so queer
Jane was surprised that this conversation happened and that they were talking about marriage


That this could happen here"
She was astonished that they had fallen in love


You are my little pal
Jimmie sees Jane as a close friend and companion


And I never knew a sweeter gal
He has never known a girl who is so sweet and kind as Jane


My little blue-eyed Jane
He affectionately refers to Jane as his 'little' blue-eyed girl


I love you so
Jimmie deeply loves Jane


And when the sun goes down
When night falls


And the shadow's creeping over town
When darkness blanketed the town


Just meet me in the lane
They would meet in a secluded place where they could be alone


Janie dear, listen here
Jimmie is addressing Jane by her nickname and asking her to pay attention


I've come to say farewell
Jimmie is leaving and saying goodbye to Jane


The world is drear without you, dear
Jimmie will miss Jane very much


But now I cannot linger here
He has no choice but to leave


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


Oh please, come go with me
He is asking Jane to come with him


I'll be sad and blue wanting you
Jimmie will be very sad and miss her if she doesn't go with him


Longing all day through
He will think about her all day if she doesn't go with him


You'll always be the same sweet thing
Jimmie believes that Jane will always be sweet and kind


I know you'll never change
Jimmie believes that no matter what happens, Jane will always be the same person he fell in love with


And when the sun goes down
When night falls


And the shadow's creeping over town
When darkness descends over the town


Then I'll come back again
Jimmie promises to return to Jane


My blue-eyed Jane
He affectionately calls Jane his 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

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My dad named me after this song 🎵

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