Little Baby

Composer: Willie Dixon        Original performer: Howlin' Wolf (1962)
First release: Stripped, November 1995
Recording date: March 1995        Recording location: Toshiba-EMI Studios, Tokyo, Japan
Producers: Don Was & The Glimmer Twins       Chief engineers: Ed Cherney & Chris Kimsey
Performed onstage: 1962

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Acoustic guitar: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Vocal: Mick Jagger
Piano: Chuck Leavell
 

You go and I'll come with you, little baby
You go and I'll come with you, little baby

You go and I'll come with you
You bet your life that I can't quit you
You go and I'll come with you, little baby

You go to court and I'll come along
You go to jail and I'll go your bond
You get time, I'll tell you what I'll do
I'll stay outside and wait for you

You go and I'll come with you, little baby
You go and I'll come with you, little baby

You go and I'll come with you
You bet your life that I'll walk with you
You go and I'll come with you, little baby


You go to church and I'll go there too
You go to work, I'll tell you what I'll do
You get paid, I'll hold the money
I'll be right there behind you, honey

You go and I'll come with you, little baby
You go and I'll come with you, little baby

You go and I'll come with you
You bet your life that I won't quit you
You go and I'll come with you, little baby

All right

Yes

Yeah, you get the fares, I'll go to the show
You bet the horses, I'll pick up the dough
You work hard, it hurt my pride
I'll be right there by your side

You go and I'll come with you, little baby
You go and I'll come with you, little baby

You go and I'll come with you
You bet your life that I'll walk with you
You go and I'll come with you, little baby

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TrackTalk

Mick just popped up with that. We went into it in, like, one take. Then we realized it's Willie Dixon; Howlin' Wolf did it originally, but it's a Willie Dixon song. We realized it was kind of like a variation on My Baby, which Willie also wrote, with breakdowns in it. It just felt right. Also, we've never done it before, and we wanted to put a couple of tracks on there that were not re-recordings, like (Like a) Rolling Stone. We just put it on tape and, suddenly, at the last moment, it cropped up as the last track when we found out we needed two more tracks.

- Keith Richards, 1995



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