"Desdemona" is a song by the English cult bandJohn's Children. It was released in 1967 and failed to chart in Britain, possibly due to the fact it was banned by the BBC for a "controversial" lyric (lift up your skirt and fly). However, the song was a minor hit in Europe.
The song was composed by Marc Bolan, at the time a member of John's Children, and is considered to be one of the greatest songs the group recorded, or indeed, one of the greatest early (i.e. pre Tyrannosaurus Rex/T.Rex) Bolan songs.
The song was covered by Radio Stars (featuring former John's Children singer Andy Ellison) (1978), Marsha Hunt (1969) and The Jam were known to have played the song live.
The text of "Desdemona" can be found under the button ‘lyrics’.