Brian Jones / Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday

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Laut einem Interview im Magazin Rolling Stone schrieb Keith Richards das Lied 1966 in einem Hotel über ein Groupie, das er kannte. 2010 erklärte er in seiner Autobiographie, dass das Lied von Linda Keith, seiner damaligen Freundin, handele. Über die Urheberschaft des Stücks besteht Uneinigkeit. Bill Wyman zufolge stammt der Text in Gänze von Keith Richards, laut Marianne Faithfull stammte eine frühere Version von Brian Jones. Der Biograph Victor Bockris schrieb, dass der Text und die Struktur des Stücks von Richards stammen würden, der dieses mit Jones im Studio vollendet habe. Quelle wikipedia

Veröffentlicht am 08.07.2013

Edit. For headphones. Less channel seperation. More bass, more cello & other ‚things‘. Louder ? Click Supposedly the lyrics were written by Brian Jones & Keith Richards, with the music written by Jones, but he was never credited.* Dubbed video, the video is from a tv performance with Jagger singing live, I used the video for an edit of mine. By the way: Brian Jones joins Keith Richards on backing vocals on the last chorus in this video! (Thank you Laurie Edwards.)

Recorded in November & December, 1966. Released as a US single on January 13, 1967 and went to # 1 on the charts. Released as a double A sided single in the UK on January 13, 1967 and reached # 3. Released in the US on the album „Between The Buttons“ on February 11, 1967.

Recorder & piano: Brian Jones. Vocal harmony: Brian Jones and Keith Richards. Vocals, backing vocals & tambourine: Mick Jagger. Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards. Cello, bass: Bill Wyman. Drums: Charlie Watts. Jack Nitzsche: piano. Double bass: Keith Richards (bowing strings), Bill Wyman (fingers on fingerboard).

(Brian Jones/Keith Richards/Mick Jagger)

She would never say where she came from
Yesterday don’t matter if it’s gone
While the sun is bright
Or in the darkest night
No one knows
She comes and goes

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you?
When you change with every new day
Still I’m gonna miss you…

Don’t question why she needs to be so free
She’ll tell you it’s the only way to be
She just can’t be chained
To a life where nothing’s gained
And nothing’s lost
At such a cost

There’s no time to lose, I heard her say
Catch your dreams before they slip away
Dying all the time
Lose your dreams
And you will lose your mind.
Ain’t life unkind?

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you?
When you change with every new day
Still I’m gonna miss you…

®© UMG

(All rights reserved by the copyright owners. This nonprofit fan-made video is solely to promote awareness and interest in the artists and the music.)

According to Mick Jagger: „That’s a wonderful song,“ „It’s just a nice melody, really. And a lovely lyric. Neither of which I wrote, but I always enjoy singing it.“ as told to Jann Wenner in 1995.

It’s safe to say that Brian Jones has composed the melody. Or at least, the major idea of it. On the other hand, Keith was probably the one to compose the lyrics or most part of it. They were both missing Linda Keith, that’s basically the inspiration to the song, by the way.

Marianne Faithfull has stated the same:

„I think in Brian’s state writing a song probably wasn’t possible. He could only do it through another medium, through Keith. I guess the closest he came to it was ‚Ruby Tuesday‘, where his melancholy recorder wistfully carries that sense of irretrievable loss. ‚Ruby Tuesday‘ was a collaboration between Keith and Brian. it’s one of the few cases where Mick had nothing to do with a Stones song, neither with the lyrics nor the melody – but he and Keith got the writing credit. Without Brian, there wouldn’t be a ‚Ruby Tuesday“

Still on Marianne, I’ve found this online:

„In one of the most telling episodes in Faithfull, her autobiographical collaboration with David Dalton, Marianne describes the moment in the studio when Jones first plays on recorder the beautiful lilting pastoral melody that would eventually become ‚Ruby Tuesday‘. Richards picks up on it and starts shaping it on the piano. Jones tells him that it’s a cross between John Dowland’s ‚Air On The Late Lord Essex‘ and a Skip James blues. „Brian wanted everyone to say, ‚That’s great Brian, wonderful! Good work!'“ says Faithfull. „But of course nobody did.“ When it was released, as the flip side to ‚Let’s Spend The Night Together‘, ‚Ruby Tuesday‘ carried the standard Jagger-Richards songwriting credit. When they performed it on TV, Jones and Richards were sat together at the same piano stool, accentuating their physical and musical closeness. They would never be that close again.“ Rob Chapman

Brian composed many sounds and melodies to Stones songs and for that reason he was capable of composing ‚Ruby Tuesday‘.



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