Worried About You

  Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
  Recording date: January-February 1975, October-December 1980 & April-July 1981
Recording locations: Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France;
Mobile Unit, warehouse,
Paris, France; Atlantic Studios, Electric Ladyland Studios, Hit Factory & Power Station, New York City, USA

Producers: The Glimmer Twins          Chief engineers: Keith Harwood, Glyn Johns & Chris Kimsey
Performed onstage: 1977, 2002-03, 2006, 2013-14, 2016

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Wayne Perkins (incl. solo)
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Harmony vocal: Keith Richards
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Electric piano: Mick Jagger
 

Some time I wonder why you do these things to me
Some time I worry, girl, that you ain't in love with me
Some time I stay out late, yeah, I having fun
Yes, I guess you know by now that you ain't the only one

Yeah, and, baby, ooh sweet things that you promised me, yeah
They seemed to go up in smoke, yeah, vanish like a dream
Baby, I wonder why, yeah, you do these things to me

Cause I'm worried
Yeah and I just can't seem to find my way

Baby

Ooh the nights I spend just waiting on the sun, oh yeah
Just like your burned out cigarette, you threw away my love - why did you do that, baby?
I wonder why, why you do these things to me

Baby - oh I'm worried, Lord, I'll find out anyway
Sure going to find myself a girl someday
Till then I'm worried
Yeah, I just can't seem to find my way

Ooh

Yeah, I'm a hard working man, when did I ever do you wrong?
Yeah, I get all my money, baby, yeah, yeah I bring it, I bring it on home, yeah, I'm telling the truth
Yeah, all right, the sweet things, the sweet things, Lord, Lord, that you promised me, well

I'm worried
And I just can't seem to find my way

Baby
Ahh, ahh

I'm worried about you, yeah
I'm worried about you, yeah
Tell you something now, I'm worried about you, (ah) yeah
I'm worried about you, child (ah yeah)
I'm worried about you, woman, ah yeah - going to keep on telling you something now
I'm worried about you, yeah, come on, yeah (ah yeah)
I'm worried about you, (ah) yeah

Yeah and I'm worried, Lord, I'll find out anyway
Sure as Hell burns I'm going to find that girl someday
Oh and I'm worried
Lord, I just can't seem to find my way
 
 

TrackTalk

Worried about You was (originally) done for Black and Blue.

- Keith Richards, 1981

I like that song, 'cause I like doing it onstage. I've rehearsed it for this (2016) tour actually - haven't done it yet. What I do like about it? It's kind of... funky. It has a nice groove to it. It's quite emotive. I'm not saying the lyrics should win any prizes but it has quite a direct feel, especially with all the falsetto. It kind of works. I'm not saying it works in a stadium, but in an area or somewhere smaller.

- Mick Jagger, 2016



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