Happy

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards  
Recording locations: Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Keith Richards' home, Villefranche-sur-mer, France & Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, USA

July & October-November 1971 & January-March 1972

7“ single  15.July 1972
Performed onstage: 1972-73, 1975-76, 1978, 1989-90, 1994-95, 2002-03, 2006-07

Line-up:

Lead vocals: Keith Richards & Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Drums: Jimmy Miller
Bass: Keith Richards 
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Saxophone: Bobby Keys
Trumpet and/or trombone: Jim Price
Maracas: Bobby Keys
 

Well I never kept a dollar past sunset
It always burned a hole in my pants
Never made my school mama happy
Never blew a second chance, oh no

I need a love to keep me happy
Baby, baby (please) keep me happy

Always took candy from strangers
Didn't want to get me no trade

Never wanted to be like papa
Working for the boss every night and day

Never got a flash out of cocktails
When I can get some flesh off the bone
Never got a lift out of Lear jets
When I can fly way back home

Baby, won't you keep me happy?

Ah keep on dancing, keep me happy
Now, baby, won't you squeeze me?
Baby, got the feeling...
Now, now... keep me happy
Come on now, keep me happy
Keep on dancing, keep me happy...
 
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