Ain't Too Proud to Beg

Composers:Norman Whitfield & Eddie Holland      Original performers: The Temptations (1966)

 7“ single 25th October 1974  
Recording date: November 1973 & April-May 1974
Recording locations: Musicland Studios, Munich, West Germany; Rolling Stones Mobile Unit,
Mick Jagger's home, Newbury, England; & Island Recording Studios, London
       Performed onstage: 1975-76, 2002-03, 2005 - 07

 

Line-up:

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Harmony vocal: Keith Richards
Backing vocals: Mick Jagger
Piano: Billy Preston
Congas: Ray Cooper
Cowbell: Ed Leach
 

I know you want to leave me
But I refuse to let you go
If I have to beg and plead for sympathy
I don't mind 'cause it mean that much to me

Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darling
Please don't leave me, don't you go
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby
Please don't leave me, don't you go

Well I heard a quiet man is half a man
With no sense of pride
If I have to cry to keep you, I don't mind weeping
If weeping's going to keep you by my side

If I have to sleep on your door step all night and day
Just to keep you from walking away
Let my friends laugh, even this I can stand
Cause I want to keep you - yeah, yeah, I can

Well your love's so deep in the pit of my heart
Every day it grows more and more
I'm not ashamed to come and plead with you, baby
If pleading keeping you from walking out the door

Sweet darling, don't you go
Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darling
Ain't too proud, ain't too proud to get down on my knees
Baby, please, don't you go
Ain't too proud, ain't too proud to beg...

 

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