Twenty Flight Rock

Composers: Eddie Cochran & Ned Fairchild        Original performer: Eddie Cochran (1956) :  
Recording location: Capital Center Arena, Largo, Maryland (Washington D.C.), USA (live) December 1981
 7“ single B-side 13th September 1982
Performed onstage: 1981-82

 

Vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Keyboards: Ian Stewart & Ian McLagan
 

Well I've got a girl with a record machine
When it comes to rocking, she's the queen
We go to dance on Saturday night
I'm all alone and I hold her tight
But she live on the 20th floor in town
The elevator's broken down

So I walk one, two flight, three flight, four
Five, six, seven flight, eight flight more
Up on the 12th I'm starting to sag
15th floor I'm ready to drag
Get to the top, I'm too tired to rock

Well she called me up on the telephone
Said "Come on over, baby, I'm all alone"
I said "Baby, you're mighty sweet
But I'm in bed with aching feet"
This went on for a couple of days
But I could not stay away

Yeah, it's sent to Chicago for repairs
Til it's fixed I'm using the stairs
Hope they hurry before it's too late
I love my baby too much to wait
All this climbing is getting me down
They'll find my coat's draped over her rail
 

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