Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: July & October-November 1971 & January-March 1972
Recording locations: Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Keith Richards' home, Villefranche-sur-mer,
France & Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producer: Jimmy Miller Chief engineers: Glyn Johns, Andy Johns & Joe Zagarino
Performed onstage: 1972-73, 1975-76, 1978, 1989-90, 1994-95, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2012-13
Bass: Keith Richards
Electric guitars (incl. slide): Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Lead vocals: Keith Richards & Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Electric piano: Nicky Hopkins
Saxophone: Bobby Keys
Trumpet and/or trombone: Jim Price
Maracas: Bobby Keys
Well I never kept a dollar past sunset
It always burned a hole in my pants
Never made my school mama happy
Never blew a second chance, oh no
I need a love to keep me happy
Baby, baby (please) keep me happy
Always took candy from strangers
Didn't want to get me no trade
Never wanted to be like papa
Working for the boss every night and day
Never got a flash out of cocktails
When I can get some flesh off the bone
Never got a lift out of Lear jets
When I can fly way back home
Baby, won't you keep me happy?
Ah keep on dancing, keep me happy
Now, baby, won't you squeeze me?
Baby, got the feeling...
Now, now... keep me happy
Come on now, keep me happy
Keep on dancing, keep me happy...
TrackTalkHappy was something I did because I was for one time EARLY for a session. There was Bobby Keys and Jimmy Miller. And we were in the South of France, it was at the time we were recording Exile. We had nothing to do and had suddenly picked up the guitar and played this riff. So we cut it and it's the record, it's the same. We cut the original track with a baritone sax, a guitar and Jimmy Miller on drums. And the rest of it is built up over that track. It was just an afternoon jam that everybody said, Wow, yeah, work on it.
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