I've Been Loving You
Too Long

Composers: Otis Redding & Jerry Butler    

    Original performer: Otis Redding (1965)
Recording: IBC Studios, London, October 1966

First release: Got Live If You Want It!, November 1966
Never performed onstage

 

 

Vocal: Mick Jagger
 Electric guitars: Keith Richards
Acoustic guitar: Brian Jones
 Drums: Charlie Watts
 Bass: Bill Wyman
Organ: Ian Stewart
 

I've been loving you too long
To stop now

You worked hard and you want to be free
My love is growing stronger as you become a habit to me

I've been loving you a little too long
I can't stop now

With you my life has been so wonderful
I can't stop now

You worked hard and your love is growing cold
My love is growing stronger as our affair grows old

I've been loving you a little too long
I don't want to stop now

Oh, oh

I can't, I can't stop now
Don't make me stop now
It's too late, it's too late, it's too late
I can't stop, I can't stop now
Don't leave me, don't leave me
Don't leave me now
I can't stop, I can't stop loving you now
No, no, no