Confessin' the Blues

Composers: Walter Brown & Jay McShann
Original performers: Jay McShann (1942), Little Walter (1958), Chuck Berry (1960)
Recording date: June 1964        Recording location: Chess Studios, Chicago, USA
Producer: Andrew Oldham        Engineer: Ron Malo
Performed onstage: 1962-63, 1968, 1986

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Brian Jones
Vocal: Mick Jagger
Harmonica: Mick Jagger
Piano: Ian Stewart
 

Baby, here I stand before you with my heart in my hand
I put it to you, mama, hoping that you'll understand
 
Oh baby
Mama, please don't dog me 'round
Yeah I would rather love you, baby
Than anyone else I know in town

This is my confession, mama, and it's sung by all your song
It proves that I'm in Heaven, mama, when you hold me in your arms

Well baby
Can I have you for myself?
Yeah, if I can't have you, baby
I don't want nobody else

Well baby
Don't you want a man like me?

Well baby
Don't you want a man like me?

Yeah, think about your future, baby
Forget about your used-to-be

 


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