L.A. Woman (song)

"L.A. Woman" is a song by American rock band the Doors. The song is the title track on their 1971 album L.A. Woman, the final album to feature Jim Morrison before his death on July 3, 1971. In the song's bridge, Morrison repeats the phrase "Mr. Mojo Risin'," which is an anagram of "Jim Morrison".[1] LA Weekly named it No.1 on their list of the 20 best songs about the city of Los Angeles.[2]

"L.A. Woman"
Morrison's handwritten original lyrics
Song by the Doors
from the album L.A. Woman
ReleasedApril 1971 (1971-04)
RecordedDecember 1970  January 1971
StudioThe Doors' Workshop, Los Angeles
Songwriter(s)Jim Morrison

A yellow sheet of lined A4 paper with the lyrics of "L.A. Woman" written by Jim Morrison, was auctioned in Berkshire, UK for £13,000 on Aug 4, 2009.[3] In 1985, fourteen years after Morrison's death, Ray Manzarek directed and Rick Schmidlin produced a music video for the song. It was aired on MTV and included in the Doors film Dance on Fire.


Cover versions


  1. "Mr Mojo Risin'". BBC Radio 2. June 29, 2011. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  2. "The 20 Best Songs Ever Written About L.A." LA Weekly. October 15, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  3. "Jim Morrison's lyrics open The Doors at auction for $200,700". Paulfrasercollectibles.com. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  4. Johnny Loftus. "Billy Idol: Charmed Life  Review". AllMusic. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
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