Brown Sugar

Lyrics: Jagger, Richard
Music: Jagger, Richard

Sung by various vocalists with Phil Lesh and Friends, including by Anders Osborne in November 2013 as part of their (and American Jubilee's) cover of the album "Sticky Fingers".

Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in the market down in New Orleans
Scarred old 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?
Brown sugar, just like a black girl should

Now I bet your mama was a tent show queen
And all here 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?
Brown sugar, just like a young girl should

Brown sugar, how come you taste so good?
Brown sugar, just like a black girl should
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1971 Sticky Fingers Rolling Stones