Monkey Man

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording: Olympic Sound Studios, London June-July 1969
Performed onstage: 1994-95, 2002-03, 2006-07

 

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitar: Keith Richards
Slide electric guitar: Keith Richards 
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Vibes: Bill Wyman
Tambourine: Jimmy Miller
 

I'm a flea-bit peanut monkey, all my friends are junkies
That's not really true
I'm a cold Italian pizza, I could use a lemon squeezer
You could do

But I've been bitten and I've been tossed around by every she-rat in this town
Have you, baby?
Well I am just a monkey man
I'm glad you are a monkey woman too

I was bitten by a boar, I was gouged and I was gored
But I pulled on through
Yes I'm a sack of broken eggs, I always have an unmade bed
Don't you?

Well I hope we're not too messianic or a trifle too satanic
We love to play the blues
Well I am just a monkey man
I'm glad you are a monkey woman too, baby

I'm a monkey...
I'm a monkey, baby...