Ruby Tuesday

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

7“ single B-side

7“ single LIVE May 1991

Performed onstage: 1967, 1989-90, 1997-99, 2003, 2005-07

 


 

Vocals: Mick Jagger
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Bowed double bass: Bill Wyman & Keith Richards 
Piano: Brian Jones
Tambourine: Mick Jagger
 

She would never say where she came from
Yesterday don't matter if it's gone
While the sun is bright or in the darkest night
No one knows, she comes and goes

Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you
When you change with every new day?
Still I'm going to miss you

Don't question why she needs to be so free
She'll tell you it's the only way to be
She just can't be chained to a life where nothing's gained
And nothing's lost - at such a cost

"There's no time to lose", I heard her say
"Cash your dreams before they slip away
Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you
Will lose your mind in life unkind"