Claudine

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards 
Recording date: October 1977-March 1978 & August-September 2011
Recording locations: Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France; La Fourchette, Pocé sur Cisse, France; Electric Lady Studio, NY and/or Berkeley Street Studios, Santa Monica, USA 
Producers: The Glimmer Twins, Chris KimseyDon Was           Chief engineers: Chris Kimsey, Krish Sharma & Matt Clifford
Mixer: Bob Clearmountain                     
Never performed onstage



Line-up:


Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Acoustic guitars: Mick Jagger & Ron Wood
Electric guitar(s): Keith Richards
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Ian Stewart
 
(Inspired by pop singer Claudine Longet)

Now Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine

Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine's back in jail again
She only does it at weekends
Claudine

Now only Spider knows for sure
But he ain't talking about it any more
Is he, Claudine?

There was blood in the chalet and blood in the snow
She washed her hands of the whole damn show
Claudine

She shot him once right through the head
She shot him twice right through the chest
The judge ruled it was an accident
Claudine

Accidents will happen

Well Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine

Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine

Yeah

Poor Claudine
Poor Claudine

Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine

Poor Claudine
Poor Claudine
Poor, poor, poor Claudine

Now I threaten my wife now with a gun
But I always leave the safety on
I recommend it
Claudine

Yeah, pistol whip me once or twice
Never ever try to take my life
What do you think about that?
Claudine

Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine's back in jail again
She only does it at weekends
Claudine

Poor Claudine
Poor Claudine
Poor Claudine
Whoo-hoo

What about the children, Claudine?
Poor, poor children

You're the prettiest girl I've ever seen
Only see you on the movie screen
I hope you never try to make a sacrifice of me
Claudine

Uh-uh

Hey, don't get, don't get too trigger happy with me, Claudine
Itchy fingers

Yeah, Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine

Yeah, Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine's back in jail again
Claudine

Whoo-hoo, Claudine
Poor, poor, poor, poor Claudine

 
 
TrackTalk

Claudine, that was (already) done, more or less.
- Mick Jagger, 2011


Unlike Exile, there was a lot more left over. Claudine should have been on the first one, but we had deadlines.
- Keith Richards, 2011


I’m not sure if any of (the outtakes) were really that close (to being released in 1978), because none of them were really finished. The one that was closest was probably Claudine.
- Mick Jagger, 2011


Claudine, I wished, and I think all of us did at the time, that that should have been on the original album. but there was some legal difficulties and stuff. But otherwise, she was a perfect "Some Girl".
- Keith Richards, 2011


Claudine would’ve been a number one track probably, you know?
- Keith Richards, 2011



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