Confessin' the Blues

Composers: Walter Brown & Jay McShann
Original performers: Jay McShann (1942), Little Walter (c. 1958), Chuck Berry (1960)

Recorded in Chess Studios, Chicago, USA  June -64

EP ‘Five By Five’14th August: 1964

Performed onstage: 1962-63, 1968, 1986


Mick Jagger:  Lead vocal
Keith Richards & Brian Jones: Electric guitars
Bill Wyman: Bass 
Charlie Watts: Drums
Keith Richards:  Background vocal
Ian Stewart: Piano
Mick Jagger: Harmonica



Baby, here I stand before you with my heart in my hand
I put it to you, mama, hoping that you'll understand

Oh baby
Mama, please don't dog me 'round
Yeah I would rather love you, baby
Than anyone else I know in town

This is my confession, mama, and it's sung by all your song
It proves that I'm in Heaven, mama, when you hold me in your arms

Well, baby
Can I have you for myself?
Yeah, if I can't have you, baby
I don't want nobody else

Oh baby, don't you want a man like me?
Well, baby, don't you want a man like me?
Yeah, think about your future, baby, forget about your used-to-be