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Rolling Stones retire Brown Sugar


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18 hours ago, judyg said:

The Stones decided on their own not to perform it anymore, they didn’t cave to pressure from anyone. Then someone asked them about it and it became newsworthy. 

These are the lyrics. I’ve been listening to the song for all these years and had no clue. 

 

Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in a market down in New Orleans
Skydog slaver knows he's doing alright
Hear him whip the women just around midnight

Brown sugar how come you taste so good?
Brown sugar just like a young girl should

Drums beating, cold English blood runs hot
Lady of the house wonderin' where it's gonna stop
House boy knows that he's doing alright
You shoulda heard him just around midnight

Brown sugar how come you taste so good, now?
Brown sugar just like a young girl should, now

Ah, get along, brown sugar how come you taste so good, baby?
Ah, got me feelin' now, brown sugar just like a black girl should

I bet your mama was a tent show queen
And all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen
I'm no schoolboy but I know what I like
You shoulda heard me just around midnight

Brown sugar how come you taste so good, baby?
Ah, brown sugar just like a young girl should, yeah

I said yeah, yeah, yeah, woo
How come you... how come you taste so good?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, woo
Just like a... just like a black girl should
Yeah, yeah, yeah, woo

I misheard several of those lines as well.

"Here and with the women just around midnight" and "Drums beating cold, English blood runs hot" (I "heard" the comma in a different spot) and "I bet your Mama was a Cheshire queen" being 3.

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3 hours ago, JudgeBrown said:

I misheard several of those lines as well.

"Here and with the women just around midnight" and "Drums beating cold, English blood runs hot" (I "heard" the comma in a different spot) and "I bet your Mama was a Cheshire queen" being 3.

And i'm still going with "Scarred Old Slaver" ...but the stones were always hard to understand

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