Silver Train

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: October 1970 & May-June 1973
Recording locations: Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Mick Jagger's home, Newbury, England; Olympic Sound Studios & Island Recording Studios, London, England
Producer: Jimmy Miller        Chief engineers: Glyn Johns & Andy Johns
Performed onstage: 1973, 2014

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Keith Richards
Rhythm electric guitars: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Slide electric guitar: Mick Taylor
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Backing vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Piano: Ian Stewart
Harmonica: Mick Jagger
Percussion: Jimmy Miller
 

Silver train is a-coming, think I want to get on now
Oh yeah
Silver train is a-coming, think I want to get on now
Oh yeah, oh yeah

Silver rain is a-falling, falling all around my house
Oh yeah
Silver rain is a-falling, falling all around my house
Oh yeah, oh yeah

And I did not know her name
And I did not know her name
But I sure loved the way that she laughed and took my money

And I did not know her name
And I did not know her name
But I sure loved the way that she laughed and called me Honey

Silver rain is a-falling, falling all around my house
Oh yeah
Silver bells is a-ringing, ringing all around my house
Ding dong, oh yeah

And I did not know her name
And I did not know her name
But I sure loved the way that she laughed and took my money

And I did not know her name
And I did not know her name
But I sure loved the way that she laughed and called me Honey
 
I'm going home on a southbound train
With a song in my mouth
I'm going home on a southbound train
With a song in my mouth

Silver train is a-running, think I want to get on now
Oh yeah
Silver train is a-coming, think I want to get on now
Oh yeah

And I did not know her name
And I did not know her name
But I sure loved the way that she laughed and took my money

And I did not know her name
And I did not know her name
But I sure loved the way that she laughed and called me Honey

Silver train is a-coming, think I want to get on now

Oh yeah
Silver train is a-coming, think I'm going to get on board
Oh yeah, oh yeah

Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah


 

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Mick Jagger plays guitar on Silver Train.

- Keith Richards, 1973



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