Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Jessie Mae Robinson
Producer(s) Dan Auerbach
Length 3:01
(See official versions)
From Ultraviolence logo
Single(s) "West Coast"
"Black Beauty"
Promotional single(s) "Shades of Cool"
"Brooklyn Baby"
Ultraviolence track listing
"Black Beauty"

"The Other Woman" is a song written by Jessie Mae Robinson, popularized by Nina Simone and covered by Lana Del Rey. It was released on Del Rey's second major-label studio album Ultraviolence, and serves as the closing track for the standard edition of the album.


On March 19, 2011, Del Rey tweeted lyrics of the song, leading some fans to speculate whether the song would be covered in the future, which it was later confirmed to be.


Official versions Edit

  • Album version — 3:01
  • Instrumental version — 2:58


The other woman finds time to manicure her nails
The other woman is perfect where her rival fails
And she's never seen with pin curls in her hair anywhere

The other woman enchants her clothes with French perfume
The other woman keeps fresh cut flowers in each room
There are never toys that's scattered everywhere

And when her old man comes to call
He finds her waiting like a lonesome queen
'Cause to be by her side
It's such a change from old routine

The other woman will always cry herself to sleep
The other woman will never have his love to keep
And as the years go by the other woman will spend her life alone


Credits Edit


  • Jessie Mae Robinson — songwriting
  • Lana Del Rey — vocals
  • Dan Auerbach — production, synthesizer
  • Collin Dupuis — engineering
  • Robert Orton — mixing
  • Nick Movshon — drums
  • Leon Michaels — synthesizer, Mellotron, saxophone
  • Kenny Vaughan — electric guitar
  • Russ Pahl — pedal steel
  • John Davis — mastering


  • Mixed at Hot Rocks Studios
  • Mastered at Metropolis Studios, London

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