You Got the Silver

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: February 1969        Recording location: Olympic Sound Studios, London, England
Producer: Jimmy Miller        Chief engineer: Glyn Johns
Performed onstage: 1995 (*unsure), 1999, 2006-07, 2013-14, 2016, 2018-19


Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Acoustic guitars (incl. slide): Keith Richards
Slide electric guitar: Keith Richards
Vocal: Keith Richards
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Organ: Nicky Hopkins
Autoharp: Brian Jones

Hey baby, what's in your eyes?
I saw them flashing like airplane lights
You fill my cup, baby, that's for sure
I must come back for a little more

You got my heart, you got my soul
You got the silver, you got the gold
You got the diamonds from the mine
Well that's all right, it'll buy some time

Tell me, honey, what will I do
When I'm hungry and thirsty too?
I'm feeling foolish and that's for sure
Just waiting here at your kitchen door

Hey baby, what's in your eyes?
Is that the diamonds from the mine?
What's that laughing in your smile?
I don't care, no, I don't care

Oh baby, you got my soul
You got the silver, you got the gold
You've got your love, just leave me blind
I don't care, no, that's no big surprise

A song like You Got the Silver just came. It was an acoustic guitar and when it came to making a record of it, we just built it up and then the drums came in.
- Keith Richards, 1982

(I)t was one of the first ones I wrote entirely by myself and laid on Mick. And I sang it solo simply because we had to spread the workload.
- Keith Richards, Life (2010)

We did it and Mick tried it, and at the end they said, Oh, you do this one. There was no hassle or anything. It was just like subdividing the labor.
- Keith Richards, 2020

(Keith) didn’t realize how much people like that song. I’ve kind of reintroduced that, and it’s gone down really well.
- Ron Wood, 2019

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