She Smiled Sweetly

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

Performed onstage: 1967, 2002

 

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Guitar & Bass: Keith Richards 
Drums: Charlie Watts
Backing vocal: Keith Richards
Piano & Organ: Keith Richards 
Tambourine: Mick Jagger
 

Why do my thoughts loom so large on me?
They seem to stay for day after day
And won't disappear, I've tried every way

But she smiled sweetly
She smiled sweetly
And says don't worry
Oh no no no

Where does she hide it inside of her
That keeps her peace most every day
And won't disappear? My hair's turning grey

"There's nothing in why or when
There's no use trying, you're here digging again
And over again"

That's what she said so softly
I understood for once in my life
And feeling good most all of the time