Just Your Fool

Composer: Buddy Johnson      Original performers: Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra (1953),  Little Walter (1962)      
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
Performed onstage: 2016-17

Line-up:

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

I'm just your fool, can't help myself
I love you, baby, and no one else
I ain't crazy, you are my baby
I'm just your fool

I'm just your fool, I must confess
Still love you, baby, and take your mess
I ain't lying, no use in jiving
I'm just your fool

You must be trying to drive me crazy
For treating me the way you do
I ask you please have mercy baby
Let me be happy too

If you're going to leave me for someone new
Going to buy me a shotgun, shoot at you
I ain't lying, no use in jiving
I'm just your fool


I'm just your fool, can't help myself
I love you, baby, and no one else
I ain't crazy, you are my baby
I'm just your fool




TrackTalk

I remember hearing it years ago, Little Walter. As soon as I heard a reference of it again, I heard the middle. And it's kind of a 7-and-a-half bars, it's a like a weird - and I was all ready for that. I went No, just... I'll follow the vocals for the middle-eight for the chord changes. And that works.

- Ron Wood, October 2016


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