Gimmie Shelter

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording; Sunset Sound & Elektra Studios, Los Angeles November 1969

LIVE CD-single 11th March 1996 -live in Amsterdam 26.5.95

 LIVE CD-single 26th January 1998-live in Amsterdam 26.5.95

Promotional CD-single November 1998-live in Port Chester 25.10.97


Performed onstage: 1969-70, 1972-73, 1975, 1989-90, 1995, 1997-99, 2002-03, 2006

Line-up:

Lead vocals: Mick Jagger & Merry Clayton 
Electric guitars: Keith Richards
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Merry Clayton
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Harmonica: Mick Jagger
Percussion - maracas: Jimmy Miller
 

Oh a storm is threatening my very life today
If I don't get some shelter, oh yeah, I'm going to fade away

War, children, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away

Ooh, see the fire sweeping our very streets today
Burns like a red coal carpet, mad bull lost his way

Rape, murder, it's just a shot away (yeah), it's just a shot away

The floods is threatening my very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter or I'm going to fade away

It's just a shot away...

I tell you love, sister, it's just a kiss away, it's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away...