Skip to content

Search Criteria

The Fratellis / Mistress Mabel
Alternative Images

Mistress Mabel Download

The Fratellis
This combination is not available
Select DigitalFormat
Now from £1.99

Digital products may be purchased in the following regions

View alternative versions and formats
No. of pieces: 1
By: Island Records
Released on:
Delivered on or before the release date:

From the Source

'Mistress Mabel' became the Fratellis' fifth hit single in the UK, the first to come from their second album, Here We Stand. With B-sides made up of old demos of 'Boy Done Good', 'Ella's In The Band', and the never-before-heard 'When All the Lights Go Out'.

'Mistress Mabel' continued a long line of rock songs about women with names that could make for a good sing-song chorus - 'Peggy Sue', The Kaiser Chief's 'Ruby', 'Maggie May', even 'Layla' by Oasis. A taster of things to come, this combined the band's swaggering pub rock/glam swagger from the first album, with the welcomed inclusion of stomping piano hooks. Jon said of the track, "I started with the little keyboard synth part that runs all the way through it, which is weird as it's the only song I have written that came from a musical idea. Usually I sit writing by strumming the guitar rather than building from a little idea."

Track listings


  • play
    1. Mistress Mabel
    The Fratellis

  • play
    2. Ella's In The Band
    The Fratellis

  • play
    3. When All The Lights Go Out
    The Fratellis

  • play
    4. Boy Done Good
    The Fratellis

This website uses cookies

Close Cookie Policy

You can change your browser settings to disable cookies but it may affect your experience of this website. Click here to find out more about our cookies and how we use them.

If you continue to use this site without changing the settings, you consent to the use of the cookies. If at any time you change your mind, you can of course change the cookie settings in your browser.