The Lantern

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording: Olympic Sound Studios, London June, July & October 1967

7“ single B-side

Never performed onstage
 

Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Drums: Charlie Watts 
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Organ: Nicky Hopkins
Mellotron: Brian Jones
Brass: Brian Jones
 

 

We, in our present life
Knew that the stars were right

That if you are the first to go
You'll leave a sign to let me know, tell me so

Please carry the lantern light

You crossed the sea of night
Free from the spell of fright

Your cloak it is a spirit shroud
You wake me in my sleeping hours like a cloud, so...

Please carry the lantern high

Me, in my sorry plight
You, waiting every night

My face it turns a deathly pale
You're talking to me through your veil, I hear you wail

The servants sleep, the doors are barred
You hear the stopping of my heart, we never part, so...