Winter

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording: Dynamic Sound Studios, Kingston, Jamaica  November-December 1972

Never performed onstage

 

Vocals: Mick Jagger
Lead electric guitars: Mick Taylor
Rhythm electric guitars: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Drums: Charlie Watts 
Bass: Keith Richards
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Strings: (unknown musicians)
 

And it's sure been a cold, cold winter
And the wind ain't been blowing from the South
It's sure been a cold, cold winter
And a lot of love is all burned out

It sure been a hard, hard winter
My feet been dragging across the ground
And I hope it's going to be a long, hot summer
And a lot of love will be burning bright

And I wish I'd been out in California (Stone Canyon)
When the lights on all the Christmas trees went out
But I been burning my bell, book and candle
And the Restoration plays has (have) all gone 'round

It's sure been a cold, cold winter, Lord
My feet been dragging across the ground
And the fields has all been brown and barren
And the springtime take a long way around

Well, well, well

Sometimes I think about you, baby, well
Sometimes I cry about you, Lord
Well, well, well, well...

Yeah and I wrap my coat around you, woman
Lord, I'm talking...

Yeah and I wrap my coat around...
Well, well..
Baby... sometimes I want to keep you warm
And sometimes I want to wrap my coat around you
Sometimes I want to but I can't afford you
Sometimes I want to wrap my coat around you, Lord
Sometimes I want to burn a candle for you
Yes I want to keep you warm, warm, warm
Sometimes I want to wrap my coat around you, Lord, crying
Yeah... sometimes I feel so...