Down Home Girl

Composers: Jerry Leiber & Jerry Butler        Original performer: Alvin Robinson (1964)
Recording date: November 1964        Recording location: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producer: Andrew Oldham        Engineer: Dave Hassinger
Performed onstage: 1969

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Six-string bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Brian Jones
Vocal: Mick Jagger
Piano: Jack Nitzsche
Harmonica: Mick Jagger

Lord I swear the perfume you wear was made out of turnip greens
And every time I kiss you, girl, it tastes like pork and beans
Even though you're wearing them citified high heels
I can tell by your giant step, you've been walking through the cotton fields

Oh you're so down home, girl

Every time you monkey, child, you take my breath away
And every time you move like that I've got to get down and pray
Don't you know that dress of yours was made out of fiberglass?
And every time you move like that I've got to go to Sunday mass

Oh you're so down home, girl

Oh you're so down home, girl

I'm going to take you to the muddy river and push you in
Just to watch the water roll on down your velvet skin
I'm going to take you back to New Orleans, down in Dixieland
I'm going to watch you do the second line with a umbrella in your hand

Oh you're so down home, girl

I'm with you, baby
You're so down home
Ooh! yeah, too much
Out of sight
You're so down home, girl



One thing that's quite interesting is that I play six string bass on Down Home Girl and Pain In My Heart. It gives a fantastic treble effect.

- Bill Wyman, 1965

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