Cherry Oh Baby

Composer: Eric Donaldson       Original performer: Eric Donaldson (1971)
Recording date: December 1974, October & December 1975
Recording locations: Musicland Studios, Munich, West Germany & Mountain Recording Studios, Montreux, Switzerland
Producers: The Glimmer Twins       Chief engineer: Keith Harwood
      Performed onstage: 1975-76

Line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Harmony vocal: Keith Richards
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Organ: Nicky Hopkins
 

Oh Cherry, oh Cherry, oh baby
Don't you know I'm in need of thee?
If you don't believe it's true
What have you left me to do?

It's so long I've been waiting
For you to come right in
Nnow that we are together
Just let my joy run over

Oh, ee-oh, ee-oh, ee-oh, ee-oh

Oh, ee-oh, ee-oh, ee-oh, ee-oh

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
 
Oh Cherry, oh Cherry, oh baby
Don't you know I'm in love with you?
If you don't believe I do
Then why don't you try me?

I'm never going to let you down
Never make you wear no frown
You say you love me madly
Then why do you treat me badly?

Oh, ee-oh, ee-oh, ee-oh, ee-oh

Oh, ee-oh, ee-oh, ee-oh, ee-oh

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Aye...

 
Oh Cherry, oh Cherry, oh baby
See I'm in love with you
If you don't believe I do
Then why don't you try me? Try me?

I'm never going to let you down
Never make you wear no frown
You say you love me madly
Then why do you treat me badly?

Oh, ee-oh, ee-oh, ee-oh, ee-oh

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah - aye
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
 
 

TrackTalk

(W)e did do that about twice on the tour last year. I heard that years ago – I don't know how old it is. I think I heard it in the south of France in 1972; I may be wrong. But we just did it one day for a laugh and kept it on the album... Keith sings with me on that. That's Nicky [Hopkins] on organ. All of these were recorded before the tour, they just hadn't been mixed.

- Mick Jagger, 1976




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