Live with Me

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: May & October-November 1969
Recording locations: Olympic Sound Studios, London, England; Sunset Sound & Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producer: Jimmy Miller        Chief engineer: Glyn Johns
Performed onstage: 1969-71, 1973, 1994-95, 1998-99, 2002-03, 2005-07, 2012-14, 2016


Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Background vocal: Keith Richards
Pianos: Nicky Hopkins & Leon Russell
Saxophone: Bobby Keys

I've got nasty habits
I take tea at 3:00

Yes and the meat I eat for dinner
It must be hung up for a week

My best friend he shoots water rats and
Feeds them to his geese

Don't you think there's a place for you
In between the sheets?

Come now, honey
We can build a home for three

Come on now, honey
Don't you want to live with me?

There's a score of harebrained children
They're all locked in the nursery

They've got earphone heads, they've got dirty necks
They're so 20th century

Well they cue up for the bathroom
Round about 7:35

Don't you think we need a woman's touch
To make it come alive?

You'd look good
Pram-pushing down the high street

Come on now, honey
Don't you want to live with me?

Whoa, the servants they're so helpful, dear
The cook she is a whore

Yes, the butler has a place for her
Behind the pantry door

The maid she's French, she's got no sense
She's from the Crazy Horse

And when she strips, the chauffeur flips
The footman's eyes get crossed

Don't you think there's a place for us
Right across the street?

Don't you think there's a place for you
In between the sheets?



(The first song I worked on with the Stones) was called Live with Me, very appropriately named because once I joined the Stones, it was like living with a family for the next 5 or 6 years. It was an interesting session, actually, because they were putting the finishing touches on Let It Bleed and the first track I played on was Live with Me. We did that live, and the second thing I did was I overdubbed my guitar part on Honky Tonk Women.

- Mick Taylor, 2000

Both the horns AND Mick Taylor made their debut on the same album on the same track. At the time a lot of people overlooked the fact that it wasn't just Mick (Taylor) joining the band, that was the whole period where the horns joined too. And they all left at the same time.

- Bobby Keys

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