Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo
(Heartbreaker)

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: November 1972-January 1973 & May-June 1973
Recording locations: Dynamic Sound Studios, Kingston, Jamaica; Village Recorders, Los Angeles, USA; & Island Recording Studios, London, England
Producer: Jimmy Miller        Chief engineers:
Andy JohnsBaker Bigsby
Performed onstage: 1973, 1975, 1994-95, 2003, 2005, 2007

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Mick Taylor (incl. solos) & Keith Richards
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor & Billy Preston
Piano: Billy Preston
Clavinet: Billy Preston
Synthesizer: Billy Preston
Saxophones: Bobby Keys & Jim Horn
Trumpet: Chuck Finley
Congas: Rebop
Percussion: Pascal
 

The police in New York City
They chased a boy right through the park
And in a case of mistaken identity
They put a bullet through his heart

Heartbreakers, with your .44
I want to tear your world apart
You heartbreaker with your .44
I want to tear your world apart

A 10 year old girl on the street corner
Sticking needles in her arm
She died in the dirt of an alleyway
Her mother said she had no chance, no chance

Heartbreaker, heartbreaker
She stuck the pins right in her heart
Heartbreaker, pain maker
Stole the love right out of your heart

Oh yeah (doo - doo doo doo doo doo doo) - oh yeah
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo)
I want to tear your world apart (Doo doo doo doo doo doo)

Oh yeah (doo - doo doo doo doo doo doo) - oh yeah
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo)
I want to tear your world apart (Doo doo doo doo doo doo)

Heartbreaker, heartbreaker
You stole the love right out of my heart
Heartbreaker, heartbreaker
I want to tear that world, I want to tear that world

Ah yeah, ah yeah
I want to tear that world apart
Heartbreaker, heartbreaker
You stole the love right, you stole the love right...

(Doo - doo doo doo doo doo doo) Ah yeah
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo)
You shot the kid, he had no chance (Doo doo doo doo doo doo)

Ah yeah (doo - doo doo doo doo doo doo) - ah yeah
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo)
You stuck the pins right in her heart (Doo doo doo doo doo doo)

Ah yeah  (doo - doo doo doo doo doo doo) - you heartbreaker
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo)
I want to tear that world apart (Doo doo doo doo doo doo)

(Doo - doo doo doo doo doo doo)
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo)
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo)

(Doo - doo doo doo doo doo doo)
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo)
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo)

(Doo - doo doo doo doo doo doo)
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo)

 
 

TrackTalk

Heartbreaker has Billy Preston on keyboards, Mick Taylor on wah-wah, and me on bass.

-  Keith Richards, 1973



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