Rolling Stones – I’ve Got The Blues—–Sunday Album Cut

This is a perfect song for a slow Sunday…kick back and enjoy this 1971 classic song by the Stones.

Mick Jagger wrote the lyrics about his breakup with Marianne Faithfull.

Bobby Keys played the saxophone on this track and Jim Price, who also came up with the horn arrangements, played the trumpet. They both joined The Stones for their 1970 European tour. Billy Preston also played the gospel organ on this track.

Sticky Fingers was the first album The Stones recorded on their own label and the first in which Mick Taylor played guitar on nearly all the tracks. The album peaked at #1 in the Billboard Album Charts, and #1 in Canada, and the UK.

Many consider this and Exile on Mainstreet their best albums.

I’ve Got The Blues

As I stand by your flame
I get burned once again
Feelin’ low down, I’m blue

As I sit by the fire
Of your warm desire
I’ve got the blues for you, yeah

Every night you’ve been away
I’ve sat down and I have prayed
That you’re safe in the arms of a guy
Who will bring you alive
Won’t drag you down with abuse

In the silk sheet of time
I will find peace of mind
Love is a bed full of blues

And I’ve got the blues for you
And I’ve got the blues for you
And I’ll bust my brains out for you
And I’ll tear my hair out
I’m gonna tear my hair out just for you
If you don’t believe what I’m singing
At three o’clock in the morning, babe, well
I’m singing my song for you

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

18 thoughts on “Rolling Stones – I’ve Got The Blues—–Sunday Album Cut”

  1. Of course I knew this great tune – sometimes I blank on titles!

    I think if I had to choose, “Sticky Fingers” would be my all-time favorite Stones album.

    Have you ever listened to “Sticky Fingers Live at the Fonda Theatre”? The 2015 gig coincided with the reissue of the album. In my opinion the Stones had never sounded as great in decades. This is absolutely comparable with “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!”

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    1. I would say Sticky Fingers is their best album.

      Sometimes it’s hard to pick one between Beggars Banquet through Goats Head Soup. Great stretch of albums with Exile, Let It Bleed, and Sticky Fingers

      No I’ve never heard that one before. Did they get Mick Taylor on a few cuts?

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  2. I never listened to the nine minute version of this song where they do it twice, but I wouldn’t be caught dead in that shirt that Mick is wearing, although he can pull off that look. Kind of rare for a band to play a song back to back like that unless it is practice.

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