Fortune Teller

Composer: Allen Toussaint   

   Original performer: Ben Spellmanny  (1961)
Recording: Decca Studios, London, August 1963

Performed onstage: 1962-66


Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Electric guitar: Keith Richards
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Brian Jones
Tambourine: Brian Jones


Went to the fortune teller
Had my fortune read
I didn't know what to tell her
I had a dizzy feeling in my head

Then she took a look at my palm
She said "Sonny, you feel kind of warm"
She looked into her crystal ball
And said "You're in love"

I said that could not be so
I'm not passionate with the girls I know
She said "When the next one arrives
You'll be looking into her eyes"

I left there in a hurry
I'm looking forward to my big surprise
The next day I discovered
That the fortune teller told me a lie

I hurried back down to that woman
As mad as I could be
I told her I didn't see nobody
Why'd she make a fool out of me?

Then something struck me
As if it came from up above
While looking at the fortune teller
I fell in love

Now I'm a happy fellow
Well I'm married to the fortune teller
We're happy as we can be
Now I get my fortune told for free