Loving Cup
(alternate take)

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: May-July 1969, July 1971, October-November 1971 & Fall 2009
Recording locations: Olympic Sound Studios, London, England; 
Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Keith Richards' home, Villefranche-sur-mer, France;
One East Studio, New York City, USA; The Village & Mix This!, Los Angeles, USA; & unidentified studio, London, England
Producer: Jimmy Miller, Don Was & The Glimmer Twins     Chief engineers: Glyn Johns
, Andy Johns & Krish Sharma 
Mixer: Bob Clearmountain             Never performed onstage


Note: in part a LET IT BLEED outtake


Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Harmony vocal: Keith Richards
Piano: Nicky Hopkins


I'm the man on the mountain
Yes, come on up, come on up

I'll be the plowman in the valleys
With a face full of mud, with a face full of mud


Yes I am stumbling and I know my car won't start

Yes I am fumbling and I know I play a bad guitar

Ah but just one drink from your loving cup
Ah just one drink and I'll fall down drunk

Yeah


I'm the man who walks the hillsides
In the sweet summer sun, yeah

I'm the man who brings you roses
When you ain't got none


Well I can run and jump and fish but I won't fight

You if you want to push and pull with me all night

Ah give me a little drink from your loving cup
Ah just one drink, what a beautiful buzz

I feel so very humble with you tonight
Just sitting in front of the fire


I see your face dancing in the flame
I feel your mouth kissing me again

What a beautiful buzz, what a beautiful buzz
What a beautiful buzz, what a beautifull buzz
Bzzz

Ooh what a beautiful buzz, what a beautiful buzz
Yeah


Yes I am dirty, smelly and my shirt's all torn

But I would love to push and pull with you past dawn

Give me a little drink from your loving cup
Give me a little drink and I'll fall down drunk

Yeah (...)
Get it on


Just give me a little drink from your loving cup - ah (...) mm
Just give me a little drink from your loving cup
Just give me a little drink from your loving cup
Just give me a little drink from your loving cup
Just give me a little drink from your loving cup
Just give me a little drink from your loving cup

Just give me a little drink from your loving cup
I want to spill me a little drink from your loving cup
Ah from your loving cup

 
 
TrackTalk

(Mixing it,) I just thought, Man, I could put that piano a little more in time. But we just left it, though the piano's a little bit buried in some of the places where (Nicky Hopkins is) REALLY out.
- Bob Clearmountain, 2010




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