I Gotta Go

Composer: Marion Walter Jacobs         Original performer: Little Walter (1955)      
Recording date:
December 2015 & April 2016
Recording locations: British Grove Studios, London, England; The Parlour Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA;
& Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producers: Don Was
& The Glimmer Twins     Chief engineer: Krish Sharma
Never performed onstage

Line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Vocal: Mick Jagger
Harmonica: Mick Jagger
Wurlitzer piano: Matt Clifford
Hammond B-3 organ: Chuck Leavell
 

2, 3, 4...

Leaving in the morning, baby, I know I got to go
Leaving in the morning, baby, you know I got to go
I've got the blues and I can't stay here no more

I ain't seen my baby and the evening sun is going down
I ain't seen my baby and the evening sun is going down
I've got the blues and I can't stay in your town

Come on

Moon is rising and the sun is just going down - yeah
Moon is rising and the sun is now going down
I've got the blues and I can't stay a-around

Ronnie, come on

I ain't seen my baby and the evening sun is going down
I ain't seen my baby and the evening sun is going down
I've got the blues and my baby can't be found


 
 

TrackTalk

I Gotta Go is really fast... It's got such amazing groove and acceleration.

- Mick Jagger, October 2016

I remember playing that in a rehearsal. Not playing it live, but I played the Little Walter record. Cause it's a little bit unknown that one, out of the catalogue so to speak, and I'm not sure if anyone had heard it. And I wanted to play it for Charlie 'cause I said Charlie, what is the guy playing on the drums on this? I don't get it. And when we did it, we didn't try and copy the drum part 'cause some thing he plays on the toms or something. But Charlie plays this sort of straight beat. But I remember playing in a rehearsal somewhere in America, really loud on the stereo.

- Mick Jagger, October 2016


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