Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: March-May 1970
Recording location: Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Mick Jagger's home, Newbury, England
and/or Olympic Sound Studios, London
Producer:Jimmy Miller Chief engineers: Glyn Johns & Andy Johns
Performed onstage: 1971, 1999
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Harmony vocal: Keith Richards
Saxophone: Bobby Keys
Trumpet: Jim Price
Organ: Billy Preston
As I stand by your flame, I get burned once
Feeling low down and blue
As I sit by the fire of your warm desire
I've got the blues for you
Every night you've been away
I've sat down and I have prayed that you're safe
In the arms of a guy who will bring you alive
Won't drag you down with abuse, oh
In the silk sheet of time, I will find peace
Love is a bed full of blues
And I've got the blues for you
And I bust my brains out for you
And I'll tear my hair out, I'm going to tear my hair out just for you
If you don't believe what I'm saying, at 3 o'clock in the morning, baby, I'm singing my song for you
I Got the Blues was probably one of the best songs I ever did with (my first bass guitar).
I think where Jim (Price) and I contributed most was on slower stuff like I Got the Blues. We always added just to embellish here and there, put an accent here and there, and every once in a while I'd get to play a solo.
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