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Rolling Stones songs: Blinded by Love
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The poor Prince of Wales/ He gave up his crown/ All for the trivial pursuit of a parvenu second-hand lady…

Written by: Jagger/Richards
Recorded: Air Studios, Montserrat, March 29-April 1989; Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, May 15-June 29 1989
Guest musicians: Phil Beer (mandolin & fiddle), Matt Clifford (piano and harmonium), Chuck Leavell (organ), Luis Jardin (percussion), Bernard Fowler (backing vocals)
*Data taken from Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012

From Songfacts:
This is an acoustic song with lyrics warning that love can lead to ruin. The lyrics mention Samson, Marc Anthony, and King Edward, all of whom were brought down by the love of a woman.

Mick Jagger’s brother, Chris, helped with the historical references. He is credited as “literary editor.”

Phil Beer played the fiddle. He went on to form The Phil Beer Band and Show Of Hands.

From the Rolling Stones – All the Songs, The Story Behind Every Track book:
“Blinded by Love” is a ballad with a country and western flavor and exotic Hawaiian accents. In it Mick Jagger invokes a selection of tragic lovers from history in order to warn of the dangers of passionate love, which can divert men from their destiny and lead to their undoing. Hence Mark Antony, ruined by his love for the Queen of the Nile, Samson, betrayed by Delilah, and the poor Prince of Wales (Edward, Duke of Windsor), forced to abdicate for the sake of the beautiful eyes of a second-hand American lady! You better lock up your soul for safe-keeping, sings Jagger, against all expectations.