Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman) (2:39)

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“Livin’ Lovin’ Maid (She’s Just A Woman)” is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin from their album Led Zeppelin II, released in 1969. It was also released as the b-side of the single “Whole Lotta Love”. The song is about a groupie who annoyed the band early in their career.

It is often noted that this is guitarist Jimmy Page’s least favorite Led Zeppelin song, and was thus never performed in concert, because Jimmy Page’s then-girlfriend Charlotte Martin was offended by it and hence Page disliked playing it. Even though the song was never performed, there was a single show in Düsseldorf during which a short segment of the song was played right after the band’s song “Heartbreaker” on March 12, 1970, as bootlegs from that date show attest. It was also one of the few Led Zeppelin songs on which Page sang backing vocals. Conversely, singer Robert Plant took a liking to the song, and played it on his 1990 solo tour.

For the recording of this track, Page played on a Vox 12-string guitar.

When heard on the radio it was typically played immediately after their song “Heartbreaker”, as it flows seamlessly from the abrupt ending of that song on the original album. Yet the band never played these songs together on stage at Led Zeppelin concerts (something they consistently did, for example from late 1972 to 1975 with “The Song Remains the Same” and “The Rain Song” — the first two tracks from their 1973 album Houses of the Holy).


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  • Gellies

    Love it <3

    27 Jan 7:10pm Reply
  • md1163


    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • RAY7654321

    Listening to the 2nd studio album "Led Zeppelin II" released in October 1969 and produce by Jimmy Page. First album with the incredible skills of sound engineer Eddie Kramer. 12 X Platinum. Considered one of the most influential Rock albums of the 60's-70's era. Good speakers or headphones, some good drugs, some good friends, some good wine, and this album took you anywhere you wanted to go.

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Druid66

    Plant does a dead-accurate John Fogerty impression on this. I put on the Creedence channel, and Last played this - now, I get why it did.

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Robesko

    legendary riff

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • delboy5

    She's just a woman!!!!!!

    22 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Thonydef

    Heartbreaker! thank you, I was trying to figure out why this seemed short to me. they usually play another song together with it! thanks

    7 Jan 2014 Reply
  • md1163

    love an aged Cadillac...

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • greenvillepa

    Love it !

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • hollyheer

    Ahhh you got it .......

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • bigben989

    Just not the same without Heartbreaker before it.

    8 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ChicoJane


    6 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Ezekiel22


    16 Oct 2012 Reply
  • tiepgeit

    Must have inspired Van Halen, don't ya think?

    18 Aug 2012 Reply
  • charlieandval

    just class

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • rockmetalrules

    If it's filler, it's very good filler[3]

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • DTblackman

    a good led zeppelin song yes, but performed from any other band...

    14 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Nakkinak


    19 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    best filler ever lol

    14 Oct 2011 Reply
  • pteronophobic

    Cool bass fills in the chorus.

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
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