Winter

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: November-December 1972 & May-June 1973
Recording locations: Dynamic Sound Studios, Kingston, Jamaica & Island Recording Studios, London, England
Producer: Jimmy Miller        Chief engineer: Andy Johns
Never performed onstage

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Rhythm electric guitars: Mick Jagger (& Keith Richards?)
Lead electric guitars: Mick Taylor
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Violins, cellos, violas: (unknown musicians)
 

Oh, oh... my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my

And it's sure been a cold, cold winter

And the wind ain't been blowing from the south
It's sure been a cold, cold winter
And a lot of love is all burned out
 

It's sure been a hard, hard winter
My feet they're dragging across the ground
And I hope it's going to be a long, hot summer
And a lot of love will be burning bright

And I wish I'd been out in California
When the lights on all the Christmas trees went out
But I been burning my bell, book and candle
And the Restoration plays has all gone 'round
 

It's sure been a cold, cold winter, Lord
My feet been dragging across the ground
And the fields has all been brown and barren
And the springtime take a long way around

And I wish I'd been out in Stone Canyon
When the lights on all the Christmas trees went out
But I been burning my bell, book and candle
And the Restoration plays have all gone 'round

... well, well, well

Sometimes I think about you, baby, well, well
Ow sometimes I cry about you, Lord, well, well, well, well, well, well, well
Yeah and I wrap my coat around you, woman
Yeah and I wrap my coat around you, woman
Oh Lord, I'm talking...

Yeah and I wrap my coat around...
Well, well... baby now sometimes I want to keep you warm
And sometimes I want to wrap my coat around you
Sometimes I want to but I can't afford you
Sometimes I want to wrap my coat around you, Lord
Sometimes I want to burn a candle for you
Yes I want to keep you warm, warm, warm
Sometimes I want to wrap my coat around you, Lord, crying
Yeah... sometimes I feel so...
Oh, oh, li... li li li li li li
 
 

TrackTalk

We started off (Goats Head Soup) with Winter, which was just Mick (Jagger) strumming on a guitar in the studio, and everything falling together from there.

- Mick Taylor, 1973


Mick Jagger plays guitar on Winter.

- Keith Richards, 1973



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