The Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice




"Tumbling Dice" (originally called "Good Time Women") is a single written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for the Rolling Stones' 1972 double album Exile on Main St., and was the album's lead single.


The lyrics tell the story of a gambler who cannot remain faithful to any woman. The music has a blues boogie-woogie rhythm and has been noted for its irregular lyrical structure and "groove".




Lyrics



Mmm yeah! (Woo, woo)

Women think I'm tasty, but they're always tryin' to waste me

Make me burn the candle right down

But, baby, baby, don't need no jewels in my crown


'Cause all you women is low down gamblers

Cheatin' like I don't know how

Baby, got no flavor, fever in the funk house now

This low down bitchin' got my poor feet a itchin'

Don't you know you know the duece is still wild


Baby, I can't stay, you got to roll me

And call me the tumblin' dice

Always in a hurry, I never stop to worry

Don't you see the time flashin' by


Honey, got no money

I'm all sixes and sevens and nines

Say now baby, I'm the rank outsider

You can be my partner in crime


Baby, I can't stay

You got to roll me and call me the tumblin'

Roll me and call me the tumblin' dice

Now baby


Oh my, my, my, I'm the lone crap shooter

Playin' the field ev'ry night

Baby, I can't stay

You got to roll me and call me the tumblin' dice (Call me the tumblin')

Got to roll me (ya yes), got to roll me, got to roll me (Oh yeah)


Got to roll me

Got to roll me (yeah)

Got to roll me (Keep on rolling)

Got to roll me (Keep on rolling)

Got to roll me (Keep on rolling)

Got to roll me


Call me the tumblin' dice, yeah

Got to roll me

Got to roll me

Baby sweet as sugar (Got to roll me)

Yeah, my, my, my yeah (Got to roll me)

Now now now now (Got to roll me)

I went down baby, oh

Got to roll me (hit me)

Baby I'm down




Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger

Tumbling Dice lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC





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