Going Home

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: December 1965        Recording location: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producer: Andrew Oldham        Engineer: Dave Hassinger
Performed onstage: 1967

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Keith Richards
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Harmonica: Brian Jones
Piano: Ian Stewart
Tambourine: Jack Nitzsche 
Maracas: Jack Nitzsche 
Handclaps: Mick Jagger
 

Spending too much time away
I can't stand another day
Maybe you'd think I've seen the world
But I'd rather see my girl
 
I'm going home
I'm going home
I'm going home
I'm going home

I'm going home, bom, bom, bom, b-bom
Home, bom, bom, bom - back home

Yes I am
 
All those letters every day
May be all right in their way
But I'd love to see your face
When I get home in their place
 
I'm going home
I'm going home
I'm going home
I'm going home

I'm going home, bom, bom, bom, b-bom
Home, bom, bom, bom - back home

Yes I am
All right
 
I'm going home
I'm going home
I'm going home
I'm going home

I'm going home, bom, bom, bom, b-bom
Home, bom, bom, bom - back home

Yes I will

When you're 3000 miles away

I just never sleep the same
If I packed my things right now
I could be home in 7 hours
 
I'm going home
I'm going home
I'm going home
I'm going home

I'm going home, bom, bom, bom, b-bom
Home, bom, bom, bom - back home

Yes I will

Yes I will
See my baby
See my baby
I want to see my girl
I just can't wait
I just can't wait
I just can't wait
I just can't wait

I just can't wait
I just can't wait
I just can't wait
I just can't wait, yeah, yeah

I just can't wait  
See my baby
She'll make me feel all right
My, my, my, my, my
My, my, my, my, my
My, my, my, my, ha...
Got to, got to, got to, got to, got to
See my baby

She make me feel so good
She make me feel all right, all right, all right, all right, all right
Yes she does, in the middle of the night

So good, so good, so good, so good, so tough, so tough, so ta-ta-ta-ta...
I feel all right
Feel all right
Come on, baby
I'm going to get home
I'm going to get home
I'm going to get home
I'm going to get home, baby
I'm going to get home, baby
I'm going to get home, baby
Get home, honey, get home
...shucks

I feel all right
Cha, cha, my baby

I'm looking for my baby
Going to go in the early morning, baby
Early in the morning
Early in the morning
Going to catch that plane
I'm going to catch that plane

Now it won't be long, I said, listen to me
It won't be long, no, no
No, it won't be long, baby

It won't be long
It won't be long
It won't be long, long, long
A long, long time since I've seen my baby
Yes it is

It's such a, such a, such a, such a, such a, such a long, long time
Long, long time

Long, long time

Long, long time

Long, long - long, long time

Yes it is
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

I feel all right
I'm going to see my baby one more time
Get home, get home, get home
Get, get home
I got to, I got to get home, baby
I got to get home, baby
I want to see my darling, I want to make sweet, sweet love
Ah sweet, sweet love

Ah sweet, sweet love

Ah sweet, sweet, ah sweet love to you, baby

In the middle of the night
Early in the morning
Early in the morning
Early in the morning
Early in the morning
Oh in the midnight hour
She'll make me feel so good
She'll make me feel all right
She make me feel so good
So good
So good
When she touch my hand
That's all I got to say
Cause I'm going to pack my bags

Ah la la la
Sha la la la
Sha la la
Ah come on
I want to see you, baby

See your face
See your face
Your pretty little smile
Your pretty little smile
Your pretty little smile
Your pretty little smile
Your pretty little smile
Your pretty clothes
Hear you talk
Hear you talk
Hear you talk
Hear you talk
Hear you talk

Come on
Come on
Come on
Ah come on

Ah come on

Ah come on

I'll see my baby
I'm going home
I'm going home
I'm going home
I'm getting out
I'm getting out
I'm getting out
Getting out

Getting out...


I feel so good seeing your face
Making love to you, baby
Yes it makes me feel so good
Inside, inside, inside
I feel so good inside
Feel so good inside
I feel so good inside

Come on, touch me one more time
Touch me one more time
Touch me one more time
Touch me one more, one more

Come on, little girl, you may look sweet
You may look sweet

But I know you ain't
But I know you ain't
But I know you ain't
 
 

TrackTalk

Brian didn't play (guitar) on this 'cause it was too fuckin' complicated.

- Keith Richards


It was the first long rock and roll cut. It broke that two minute barrier. We tried to make singles as long as we could do then because we just liked to let things roll on. Dylan was used to building a song for 20 minutes because of the folk thing he came from. That was another thing. No one sat down to make an 11 minute track. I mean Going Home, the song was written just the first 2 and a half minutes. We just happened to keep the tape rolling, me on guitar, Brian on harp, Bill and Charlie and Mick. If there's a piano, it's Stu.

- Keith Richards, 1971


While we were playing it, we awaited a signal to stop but no one signaled. There is a gap in the drumming at one point when Keith picked up his coat and threw it at Charlie, but that didn't stop him for long.

- Bill Wyman, Stone Alone, 1990


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