Back Street Girl  

  
Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA; Olympic Studios & Pye Studios, London, August, November & December 1966

1st US release: Flowers, June 1967

Never performed onstage

Vocal: Mick Jagger
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Tambourine: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Organ: Brian Jones
Accordion: Brian Jones
Harpsichord: Jack Nitzsche
 

I don't want you to be high
I don't want you to be down
Don't want to tell you no lie
Just want you to be around

Please come right up to my ears
You will be able to hear what I say

Don't want you out in (part of) my world
Just you be my back street girl

Please don't be part of my life
Please keep yourself to yourself
Please don't you bother my wife
That way you won't get no help

Don't try to ride on my horse
You're rather common and coarse anyway

Please don't you call me at home
Please don't come knocking at night
Please never ring on the phone
Your manners are never quite right

Please take the favors I grant
Curtsy and look nonchalant just for me