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"Love in Vain" (originally "Love in Vain Blues") is a 1937 blues song written by Robert Johnson. The song is noted for its sad lyrics, tone, and style. In the 1991 documentary film The Search for Robert Johnson, John P. Hammond plays Johnson's recording of "Love in Vain" for the elderly Willie Mae Powell, the woman for whom it was supposedly written. Johnson moans "Oh, Willie Mae" twice before the last refrain. Wikipedia

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Love in Vain is a member of the following lists: Blues Hall of Fame inductees, Blues songs, 1969 songs, 1937 songs, Robert Johnson songs, The Rolling Stones songs, English-language songs, Songs about trains, Songs produced by Jimmy Miller and Songs written by Robert Johnson.

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Song Lyrics

(R. Johnson)

Well I followed her to the station

With a suitcase in my hand

Yeah, I followed her to the station

With a suitcase in my hand

Whoa, it`s hard to tell, it`s hard to tell

When all your love`s in vain

When the train come in the station

I looked her in the eye

Well the train come in the station

And I looked her in the eye

Whoa, I felt so sad so lonesome

That I could not help but cry

When the train left the station

It had two lights on behind

Yeah, when the train left the station

It had two lights on behind

Whoa, the blue light was my baby

And the red light was my mind

All my love was in vain

All my love`s in vain



Soundtrack Credits

Alternative Versions

Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 3 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! Studio Album 1970
1 2 Let It Bleed Studio Album 1969
1 12 Stripped Studio Album 1995
1 14 Remastered Series Album
1 4 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - The Rolling Stones In Concert Album 1970
1 8 Ladies & Gentlemen (The Soundtrack) Album 2010
1 11 The Stones Live Album 1982
1 2 Stones Single
1 2 Little Queenie / Love In Vain Single 1971
1 1 Love In Vain Single 1972
1 2 Gimme Shelter Compilation 1971
1 16 In Concert Compilation 1970
1 16 The Legends Of Rock Compilation 1980
1 58 The Great Years Compilation 1982
1 58 The Great History Of Compilation 1975
1 26 The Rolling Stones Story Volume 1 Compilation 1982
1 110 The Rolling Stones Story Compilation 1980
1 62 The Rolling Stones 20 Years Vol.1 Compilation 1982
1 48 The Rolling Stones 20 Years Vol.2 Compilation 1982
1 2 Big Hits Volume 3 Compilation 1970
1 6 Gimme Shelter Video 2010
1 7 Ladies & Gentleman (The 1972 US-Tour) Unofficial
1 3 Get Your Leeds Lungs Out Unofficial
1 17 But Naked Unofficial 2008
1 2 Let It Bleed / Dirty Work Unofficial 1999
1 12 12 X 5 / Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! Unofficial 1999
1 7 Gimme Shelter Unofficial 2009
1 18 Summer Re-Runs Unofficial 1973
1 6 Welcome To New York Unofficial
1 13 The Rolling Stones '78 - Satisfaction Guaranteed Unofficial
1 10 Southern Quotations Unofficial
1 11 More Stripped Unofficial 1996
1 7 Keep Your Motor Running (The Lost Album) Unofficial 2005
1 8 Very Ancient Thank You Kindly Unofficial 1995
1 7 The Unreleased Decca Live Album 1972 Unofficial
1 17 Happy Birthday Nicky • Live In Perth Unofficial 1990
1 14 A Special Radio Promotion Album Unofficial 2005
1 7 EMI Studio Unofficial 2009
1 20 Complete '73 Affair Unofficial 2008
1 6 FT. Worth Express Live 2008
1 3 With A Needle & A Spoon Unofficial 2005
1 7 Fuck You San Diego Unofficial 2005
1 12 Skin And Bones Unofficial 2005
1 3 Get Your Leeds Lungs Out! Live
1 12 Garden State 78 Unofficial
1 12 Live At Forth Worth 1978 Unofficial
1 19 Pearls At Swine 1978 Unofficial
1 13 Tight Dresses & Tampax 1978 Unofficial
1 5 West German Roll Over Unofficial 2009
1 33 Vintage Stones (40th Anniversary) Unofficial 2005
1 3 Get Your Leeds Lungs Out! Unofficial 1989
1 13 Gimme Shelter (The Complete Soundtrack For The First Time Remastered From The Original Master-Reel) Unofficial 2005
1 10 Midnight At Brixton Unofficial
1 15 The Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Unofficial
1 7 It´s Gettin Hot Up Here Unofficial 2000
1 14 Promotional Album (Nanker's Promotional Album) Unofficial
1 7 Sydney Royal Randwick Racecourse 1973 Unofficial
1 6 The Greatest Group On Earth Unofficial 1970
1 6 Gimme Shelter Unofficial 1973
1 107 Midnight Magic Unofficial 1998
1 7 Long Bitch Unofficial 2009
1 27 Black And Blue Paris Unofficial 2008
1 7 Dragon Slayers Unofficial
1 9 Hyde Park July, 1969 Unofficial 1969
1 9 Hyde Park 1969 Unofficial 1989
1 12 Handsome Girls Some Wives (And A Pretty Woman) Unofficial 2003
1 8 Stoning The Coliseum Unofficial 2010
1 7 Live'r Than You've Ever Been Unofficial 2006
1 3 Hello Leeds, Bye-Bye UK Unofficial 2007
1 5 Liver Than The 1st Show Unofficial 2007
1 7 Philadelphia Special Unofficial 1990
1 7 Welcome To Australia Live 1997
1 3 Live USA Unofficial
1 87 Ultra Rare Trax Unofficial 2003
1 5 London Roundhouse Unofficial
1 7 Dragon Slayers - Part 1 Unofficial 1984
1 4 Renny's Album Unofficial
1 7 Live'r Than You'll Ever Be Live 1990
1 52 The First Decade Unofficial 1993
1 9 The Rolling Stones / On Tour 1978 Unofficial 1978
1 3 Get Your Leeds Lungs Out Unofficial
1 8 Out On Bail 1978 U.S. Tour Unofficial 1978
1 3 Refectory At University Of Leeds Unofficial 2011
1 8 1972-06-24/25: Texas, USA Live
1 7 1973-02-26: Rock 'n Roll Stew: Sydney, Australia Live
1 7 1973-02-24: Happy Birthday Nicky: Perth, Australia Live 1990
1 19 Pearls at Swine: 1978 Woodstock Rehearsals Live
1 7 Rocks Off! Live 1990
1 13 Handsome Girls Live 1993
1 6 1972-07-26: Welcome to New York Live 1989
1 8 Unreleased Decca Live Album 1972 Live
1 4 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert Live 1970
1 5 The Rolling Stones Live 1997
1 3 Leed Guitars... T.V. Stars Live 1997
1 3 Live in Leeds 1971 Live 1991
1 7 1972-07-20: Philadelphia Special: Spectrum Sports Arena, Philadelphia, PA, USA Live
1 3 There's No Angel Born in Hell Live
1 13 Hell's Stones Live
1 5 The Hit Collection Live
1 11 1978-02-28: Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others: Memphis, TN, USA Live

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Track Song Title Duration
1 Gimme Shelter 6:59
2 Love in Vain 4:57
3 Country Honk 3:05
4 Live with Me 4:11
5 Let It Bleed 5:27
6 Midnight Rambler 9:10
7 You Got The Silver 3:18
8 Monkey Man 4:13
9 You Can't Always Get What You Want 8:04
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