Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: January-March 1978, June-October 1979 & April-June 1981
Recording locations: Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France & Atlantic Studios, New York City
Producers: The Glimmer Twins Associate producer & chief engineer: Chris Kimsey
Performed onstage: 1981-82
Bass: Ron Wood
Electric guitars: Keith Richards (incl. solo), Mick Jagger & Ron Wood
Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Piano: Ian Stewart
In the sweet old country where I come from
Nobody ever works, nothing ever gets done
We hang fire
You know, marrying money is a full time job
I don't need the aggravation, I'm a lazy slob
I hang fire
Hang fire, hang fire
Put it on the wire, baby
We've got nothing to eat, we've got nowhere
Nothing to drink, we just lost our shirts
I'm on the dole, "we ain't for hire"
Say what the hell, say what the hell
Yeah, take a thousand dollars, go and have
Put it all on at a hundred to one
It's usually me who writes those (boogie/rock & roll) tunes. I just think they're fun to do once, but they're pretty much not much fun for people to listen to all the time I suppose because many bands do that sort of thing. I don't know. Whatever comes up comes up. They sound nice. I mean they're really easy to finish and you say Oh, that's nice. Those tunes tend to be the first ones done.
Yeah, (the song is about England): ...where I come from, nobody ever works, nothing ever gets done. They're going through their little traumas over there. It serves them right for kickin' us out.
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