Fortune Teller

Composer: Allen Toussaint      Original performer: Benny Spellman (1961)
First release: UK LP Saturday Club (various artists), January 1964
First US release: Got Live If You Want It!, 1966 (with audience overdubs)
Recording date: August 1963        Recording location: Decca Studios, London, England
Producer: Michael Barclay        Engineer: Gus Dudgeon
Performed onstage: 1962-63


 

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitar: Keith Richards
Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Keith Richards & Brian Jones
Harmonica: Brian Jones
Tambourine: Mick Jagger
Hanclaps: ---
 

Went to the fortune teller
Had my fortune read
I didn't know what to tell her
I had a dizzy feeling in my head

Then she took a look at my palm
She said Sonny, you feel kind of warm
She looked into her crystal ball
And said You're in love

I said I could not be so
I'm not passionate with the girls I know
She said When the next one arrives
You'll be looking into her eyes

I left there in a hurry
I'm looking forward to my big surprise
The next day I discovered
That the fortune teller told me a lie
 
I hurried back down to that woman
As mad as I could be
I told her I didn't see nobody
Why'd she make a fool out of me?

Then something struck me
As if it came from up above
While looking at the fortune teller
I fell in love
 
Now I'm a happy fellow
Well I'm married to the fortune teller
We're happy as we can be
Now I get my fortune told for free
 
Now I'm a happy fellow
Well I'm married to the fortune teller
We're happy as we can be
And I get my fortune told for free
 
 


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