Mary Jane (Janis Joplin song)

Mary Jane (Janis Joplin song)

"Mary Jane" is a blues song by Janis Joplin.

The song has five verses; the first features the line "when I bring home my hard-earned pay, I spend my money all on Mary Jane".

A live performance of the song, recorded in San Francisco 1965 with Dick Oxtot Jazz Band, can be heard on the 1975 compilation album Janis.[1][2][3] The song is also included on the 2007 compilation The Very Best Of Janis Joplin.[4]

The song is often incorrectly attributed to Bessie Smith.[5]