Under My Thumb

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA, March 1966

Performed onstage: 1966-67, 1969, 1981-82, 1997-98, 2006
 

 

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

 

Under my thumb the girl who once had me down
Under my thumb the girl who once pushed me around

It's down to me the difference in the clothes she wears
Down to me, the change has come, she's under my thumb

Ain't it the truth, baby?

Under my thumb's a squirming dog who's just had her day
Under my thumb a girl who has just changed her ways

It's down to me, yes it is, the way she does just what she's told
Down to me, the change has come, she's under my thumb

Say it's all right

Under my thumb's a siamese cat of a girl
Under my thumb, she's the sweetest pet in the world

It's down to me (oh yeah) (oh that's what I said) the way she talks when she's spoken to
Down to me, the change has come, she's under my thumb

Take it easy, baby, yeah

Yeah, it feels all right

Under my thumb, her eyes are just kept to herself
Under my thumb, well I, I can still look at someone else

Say it's all right
Take it easy, baby
It feels all right
Take it, take it easy, baby