Brown Sugar

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: December 1969 & April 1970
Recording locations: Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Florence, Alabama, USA
& Olympic Sound Studios, London

7“ single 16.April 1971
       Performed onstage: 1969-73, 1975-78, 1981-82, 1989-90, 1994-95, 1997-99, 2002-03, 2005-07


Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman Harmony vocal: Keith Richards
Piano: Ian Stewart
Saxophone: Bobby Keys
Percussion (incl. castanets & maracas): Mick Jagger

Gold Coast slaveship bound for cotton fields
Sold in a market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver know he's doing all right
Hear him whip the women just around midnight

Brown sugar, how come you taste so good now?
Brown sugar, just like a young girl should (now)

Drums beating, cold English blood runs hot
Lady of the house wondering where it's going to stop
House boy knows that he's doing all right
You should heard him just around midnight


Ah get on, brown sugar, how come you taste so good, baby?
Ah got to get on, brown sugar, just like a black girl should, yeah

Now I bet your mama was a tent show queen
And all her boyfriends were sweet 16
I'm no school boy but I know what I like
You should have heard me just around midnight

I said yeah, yeah, yeah, whoo
How come you, how come you taste so good?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, whoo
Just like a, just like a black girl should
Yeah, yeah, yeah, whoo








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