Now when I go to work, I work all day,
Always turns out the same.
When I bring home my hard-earned pay
I spend my money all on Mary Jane.
Mary Jane, Mary Jane, Lord, my Mary Jane.

Oh if a man should look tame now, mean and mature,
They all turn out the same.
'Cause they can't do nothing to make a man feel good
Like my old Mary Jane.
Mary Jane, Mary Jane, Lord, my Mary Jane.

Now I walk in the street now lookin' for a friend
One that can lend me some change.
And he never questions my reason why,
'Cause he too loves Mary Jane.
Mary Jane, Mary Jane, Lord, my Mary Jane.

Well, I have known women that wanted no man,
Some that wanted to stay.
But I never knew what happened in this world
Till I met up with Mary Jane,
Mary Jane, Mary Jane, Lord my Mary Jane.

Oh, when I'm feelin' lonesome and I'm feelin' blue,
There's only one way to change.
Now I walk down the street now lookin' for a man,
One that knows my Mary Jane,
Mary Jane, Mary Jane, Lord my Mary Jane.


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    General Commentlove this song. love that entire "janis" recording. and i love my mary jane.
    angelrenegadeon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsmokin dope
    dazdnconfuzd420on May 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am curious: What recording does this song appear on?

    I am beginning to see a lot of phony lyrics on this page...
    Boskoon November 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentReleased in 1975, on a two LP set titled as "Janis." It is Track 5 on the second LP. As far as the lyrics, they seem accurate, and not phoney.

    The lyrics suggest Janis' means of getting a lift when feeling down; finding someone to sell her some weed... She enjoyed an ocassional toke, like so many Americans did before her and still do. Too bad it is still illegal in the US; no thanks to the Duponts and other industrialists linked to the oil and petro-chemical industries in the 1930s. Hemp has had a bad rap ever since.
    William-in-SZon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentReleased in 1975, on a two LP set titled as "Janis." It is Track 5 on the second LP. As far as the lyrics, they seem accurate, and not phoney.

    The lyrics suggest Janis' means of getting a lift when feeling down; finding someone to sell her some weed... She enjoyed an ocassional toke, like so many Americans did before her and still do. Too bad it is still illegal in the US; no thanks to the Duponts and other industrialists linked to the oil and petro-chemical industries in the 1930s. Hemp has had a bad rap ever since.
    William-in-SZon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've only met mary jane once.

    she is pretty nice

    but my friends are so rude, they don't wanna meet her
    DMBgirl267on October 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Now when I go to work, I work all day,
    Always turns out the same.
    When I bring home my hard-earned pay
    I spend my money all on Mary Jane.
    Mary Jane, Mary Jane, Lord, my Mary Jane."

    Man.. Ain't that the goddamned truth. My friends always play this for me because my name is Mary Jane.
    FantomeFleuron May 12, 2007   Link

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