Dead Flowers

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording location: Olympic Sound Studios, London
Recording date: December 1969 & April 1970
Performed onstage: 1970-71, 1973, 1976, 1989-90, 1995, 1997-98, 2002-03, 2007

 

Line-up:

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Acoustic guitar: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Ian Stewart
 

Well when you're sitting there in your silk upholstered chair
Talking to some rich folk that you know
Well I hope you won't see me in my ragged company
For you know I could never be alone

Take me down, little Susie, take me down
I know you think you're the queen of the underground
And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flowers by the mail
Send me dead flowers to my wedding
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave

Well when you're sitting back in your rose pink Cadillac
Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day
I'll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon
And another girl to take my pain away

Yes

Take me down, little Susie, take me down
I know you think you're the queen of the underground
And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flowers by the U.S .mail
Say it with dead flowers at my wedding
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave

No, I won't forget to put roses on your grave
 
 

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