"A Woman Left Lonely" is a song from Pearl the second and final solo studio album by Janis Joplin, released posthumously in January 1971. It was the final album with her direct participation, and the only Joplin album recorded with the Full Tilt Boogie Band, her final touring unit.
Full Tilt Boogie Band Janis Joplin – vocals, guitar on "Me and Bobby McGee" Richard Bell – piano Ken Pearson – Hammond organ John Till – electric guitar Brad Campbell – bass guitar Clark Pierson – drums
A woman left lonely will soon grow tired of waiting, She'll do crazy things, yeah, on lonely occasions. A simple conversation for the new men now and again Makes a touchy situation when a good face come into your head. And when she gets lonely, she's thinking 'bout her man, She knows he's taking her for granted, yeah yeah,
Honey, she doesn't understand, no no no no! Well, the fevers of the night, they burn an unloved woman Yeah, those red-hot flames try to push old love aside. A woman left lonely, she's the victim of her man, yes she is. When he can't keep up his own way, good Lord, She's got to do the best that she can, yeah! A woman left lonely, Lord, that lonely girl, Lord, Lord, Lord!
Songwriters: Dan Penn / Dewey Lindon Oldham