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Pancho and Lefty,” Emmylou Harris
Pancho and Lefty,” Gillian Welch
Pancho and Lefty,” Townes Van Zandt

Levon,” Elton John
Lila,” Bright Eyes
“Lisa Lies,” After Eleven
Lisa Says,” Velvet Underground
Lola,” The Kinks
Lolita,” Throw Me the Statue
Sweet Lorraine,” Patty Griffin
Louie,” Ida Maria
Louie, Louie,” The Kingsmen
Jolie Louise,” Daniel Lanois
Lucinda,” Tom Waits
“Lucy,” Kangaroo
Lucy,” Over the Rhine
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” The Beatles
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” Bono & The Edge
Luka,” Suzanne Vega
Lulu Gal,” Crooked Still
“Dr. Luther’s Assistant,” Elvis Costello

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  • friendly reader

    “Latika’s Theme” by A.R. Rahman from Slumdog Millionaire
    “Gothic Lolita” by Emilie Autumn
    “Lucy Locket” from Countdown Kids’ 150 Fun Songs for Kids

    I also have a number of excerpts from the opera “Lucia DiLamermoor,” which appears in each track name, but I’m not sure if that counts for the rules here.

  • wanderingoutlaw

    Leah – Roy Orbison
    Dizzy Miss Lizzy – The Beatles
    Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – Bob Dylan
    Darling Lorraine – Paul Simon
    Lorena – Jay Unger, Matt Glaser, Molly Mason
    Lorena – The John Hartford Stringband
    Loretta – Steve Earle
    Loretta – Ralph Stanley II
    Louie – Go Home – Paul Revere & The Raiders
    Louie, Louie – Paul Revere & The Raiders
    Lucky – Bob Neuwirth
    Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – William Shatner
    Luther Played The Boogie – Johnny Cash
    Lydia – Slaid Cleaves

  • Nikabrik

    Don’t forget Little Latin Lupe Lu by the Righteous Brothers!

  • PurpleAardvaark

    Pancho and Lefty needs to start at the beginning — with Townes van Zandt

  • Launcifer

    Ahem. Layla, by Derek and the Dominoes.

  • Jamoche

    “Lucretia My Reflection”, Sisters of Mercy
    “Lily”, Kate Bush

    Don’t own, but now that I’ve remembered it I’ve got it stuck in my head – so why should I suffer alone ;) : “Lucille”, Kenny Rogers

  • Lucy Monostone – Strange New World

    (Trivia: My MP3 copy of this is the only version I have ever heard to feature the words “Let’s talk about the real Kazuhiko Amamiya” at the beginning of the song…)

    Kelly Chen – Love Paradise

    Kelly Chen – Lovers Concerto

  • Sturske Laban – Povel Ramel
    Mr. Lacey – Fairport Convention
    N’Lars och N’Mas – Triakel
    Kommissarie Larsen – Povel Ramel
    Leonard Larssons testamente – Euskefeurat
    Lasse liten – Troublemakers
    Lasse liten blues – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Laurel and Hardy – the Equals
    Leah – Bruce Springsteen
    Bad Lee Brown (Cocaine Blues) – Woody Guthrie
    The Ballad of Frankie Lee & Judas Priest – Bob Dylan
    Georgia Lee – Tom Waits
    Henry Lee – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds with P. J. Harvey
    John Lee – Fairport Convention
    Melody Lee – the Damned
    Stack-a-Lee – Bob Dylan
    Stagger Lee – Lloyd Price
    Stagger Lee – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
    Viola Lee Blues – Bob Dylan
    Anna-Greta Leijons ögon – Besökarna
    Lena – Magnus Uggla
    Lenny Bruce – Bob Dylan
    Leroy’s Dustbowl Blues – Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band
    Till Lewi Pethrus – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Levi Stubbs’ Tears – Billy Bragg
    Jag och Bosse Lidén – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Till Sara Lidman – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    In Lilly’s Garden – the Wildhearts
    Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – Bob Dylan
    Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – Tom Russell
    Pictures of Lily – the Who
    Lincoln Logs – Mojo Nixon
    Till Mtukwa Rosa Lind – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Lindbergh – Woody Guthrie
    Lisa Karlsson – Bo-Anders Dahlskog
    Lisa Says – the Velvet Underground
    Inga Litimor – Folk & Rackare
    Dizzy Miss Lizzy – the Beatles
    Lobachevsky – Tom Lehrer
    Halling efter Per Löf – Strebers
    Lola – the Kinks
    My Boy Lollipop – Millie
    Lorna Doom – Rocket From the Crypt
    Louie, Louie – the Kingsmen
    Louie, Louie – Iggy & the Stooges
    Louie, Louie – Motörhead
    Louie, Louie – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
    Louie, Louie – Toots & the Maytals
    Louie, Louie – Iggy Pop
    Louis Quatorze – Bow Wow Wow
    Calling Dr. Love – Kiss
    Dr. Love – Motörhead
    Loyola – the Dictators
    Lubbock or Leave It – the Dixie Chicks
    Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds – the Beatles
    Lusse lelle/Långdans – Sågskära
    Lussi lilla – Folk & Rackare
    Lussi lilla – Två Fisk och en Fläsk

  • Andy

    “Lather” – Jefferson Airplane
    “Sweet Lorraine” – Uriah Heep (not the same as the Patty Griffin song!)

  • “Lucille,” by Little Richard (not the same as the Kenny Rogers’ one)

  • erikagillian

    No one’s got Hell Broke Luce by Waits? Me neither, but I listen to it on youtube.

  • Amaryllis

    I wanna build me a house on higher ground

    The Night Before Larry Was Stetched – Elvis Costello
    Po’ Lazarus – James Carter and the Prisoners
    Leah – Bruce Springsteen
    Leezie Lindsay – The Fureys (from back when “Ronald MacDonald” was a hero of romance instead of a corporate-shill clown)
    Little Lenaldo – Hazel Dickens
    Mrs Leroy Brown – Loretta Lynn
    Cocaine Lil – John Martyn
    Lili Marleen – Marlene Dietrich
    Liza – The Boll Weevil Jass Band
    Dame Lombarde – Malicorne
    Lucky Gilchrist – The Unthanks
    Lucinda – Tom Waits
    Lucy Cassidy – The Tannahill Weavers

  • Dina

    Leslie Anne Levine – The Decemberists
    Lily (My One and Only) – The Smashing Pumpkins
    Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – Bob Dylan
    Linda Paloma – Jackson Browne
    Lokka táttur – Týr
    Lucifer Sam – Pink Floyd
    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – The Beatles
    Luna – The Smashing Pumpkins
    Neighbourhood #2 (Laika) – Arcade Fire
    Dizzy Miss Lizzy – The Beatles

  • Dina


    The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest – Bob Dylan

  • Launcifer

    Here’s a thought… does Locomotive Breath count? I know it’s not explicit, but I’ve always thought it was the name of someone, rather than just part of the imagery of the song.

  • It is a person. He falls headlong to his death at the very beginning of the song.

  • Keulan

    Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce

  • Don’t feel too bad. I missed it when I posted for the “A” theme.

  • “Lorellei” by Styx

    That’s all I got.

  • Dina

    Oh! And: Louis Louis – Teitur