Don't Be a Stranger

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards 
Recording date: January-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: Don Was
Acoustic guitars: Ron Wood & Keith Richards
Electric guitar: Keith Richards
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Count-in: Ron Wood
Harmonica: Sugar Blue
Marimbas: Bill Wyman
Percussion (incl. tambourine & congas): Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Matt Clifford

(Originally called Do You Get Enough)

One, two, three, four
One, two...

Well I haven't seen your face for years
I thought you had just disappeared
Don't you worry
What are friends for?

You can call me up most anytime
I never go to bed ‘til 5
Don't be a stranger
Just knock on my door

I heard you're in the south of Spain
Never coming back again
Don't be a stranger
A stranger no more

Don't be a stranger
Just knock on my door

Well the key is hanging on the chain
Are you still drinking the same champagne
While I've been waiting
On the 15th floor?

Have a glass while I light the fire
You've still got those hungry eyes
Don't be a stranger
Just knock on my door

You can tell me about your escapades
The story of your lost decade
Don't be a stranger
A stranger no more

Don't be a stranger
Just knock on my door

Hey baby

Do you still drive the young men wild?
You were all so very versatile
I need your loving
Like never before

Well you walk with the same old slouch
I still got the same old couch
You see that painting
That you always adored

And I love you sitting in my chair
Come closer, let me smell your hair
Don't be a stranger
A stranger no more

Don't be a stranger
Just knock on my door

Don't be a stranger
Don't be a stranger
Don't be a stranger
Don't be a stranger
Don't be a stranger
Don't be a stranger


 
 
TrackTalk

Some of (the outtakes) were almost done, like So Young, and then others were really not done at all, like When You're Gone and Don't Be a Stranger didn't have anything.
- Mick Jagger, 2011


This has a Latin tinge. Originally, there was no melody or lyrics. So it had to be built up from scratch. At first, I was like, I can't do anything with this, but then you chip away at it and something comes.

- Mick Jagger, 2011



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