100 Years Ago

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: November-December 1972 & May-June 1973
Recording locations: Dynamic Sound Studios, Kingston, Jamaica & Island Recording Studios, London, England 
Producer: Jimmy Miller        Chief engineer: Andy Johns
Performed onstage: 1973

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Mick Taylor
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Clavinet: Billy Preston
Tambourine: Jimmy Miller
 

Went out walking through the wood the other day
And the world was a carpet laid before me
The buds were bursting and the air smelled sweet and strange
It seemed about a hundred years ago

Mary and I, we would sit upon a gate
Just gazing at some dragon in the sky
What tender days, we had no secrets hid away
Well it seemed about a hundred years ago

Now all my friends is wearing worried smiles
Living out a dream of what they was
Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?
 

Went out walking through the wood the other day
Can't you see the furrows in my forehead?
What tender days, we had no secrets hid away
Now it seemed about a hundred years ago

Now if you see me drinking bad red wine

Don't worry about this man that you love
Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

You're going to kiss those days goodbye

Yeah, I warn you, yeah
Yes, you're going to kiss those days goodbye

Yeah, I warn you
Yeah, you're going to kiss those days goodbye

Lord, I warn you

Please excuse me while I hide away


Call me lazy bones

Ain't got no time to waste away
Lazy bones
Ain't got no time to waste away


Don't you think it's just about time to hide away?

Yeah, yeah

Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come one, come on, come on,
come on, come on...

Yeah, ah kiss me, yeah
Kiss me

Come on and kiss
Kiss me, baby, kiss me, baby
Goodbye, goodbye yeah
Goodbye yeah, goodbye yeah
Come on
Come on baby, kiss me

Yeah, you're going to kiss those days goodbye
I warn you
I warn you, I warn you
I warn you, I warn you
I warn you... come on, baby

 

TrackTalk

Some of the songs we used (for the album) were pretty old. 100 Years Ago was one that Mick (Jagger) had written 2 years ago and which we hadn't really got around to using before.

- Mick Taylor, 1973

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