The Spider And The Fly

Album: Out Of Our Heads (1965)
  • Sittin', drinkin', sinkin', drinkin'
    Wonderin' what I'd do when I'm through tonight
    Smokin', mopin', maybe just hopin'
    Some little girl will pass on by
    Don't wanna be alone but I love my girl at home
    I remember what she said (what she said)
    She said, "my, my, my, don't tell lies,
    Keep fidelity in your head
    My my my, don't tell lies,
    When you're done you should go to bed
    Don't say hi, like a spider to a fly
    Jump right ahead and you're dead"

    Sit up, fed up, low down, go round
    Down to the bar at the place I'm at
    Sittin', drinkin', superficially thinkin'
    About the rinsed-out blonde on my left
    But then I said "hi" like a spider to a fly
    Rememberin' what my little girl said

    She was common, flirty, she looked about thirty
    I would have run away but I was on my own
    She told me later she's a machine operator
    She said she liked the way I held the microphone
    Then I said "hi" like a spider to a fly
    Jump right ahead in my web Writer/s: KEITH RICHARDS, MICK JAGGER
    Publisher: Abkco Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Cheech from Albany, AustraliaSorry you feel that way, Mick J, but this is one of my all-time fav Stone's songs - guess it's coz it's such a laid-back blues number, very traditional from my perspective. Any of the early Blues by the Stones are pretty-well right on the mark for my taste.
  • Demian from Buenos Aires, Argentinathis song is the side b of I cant get no satisfaction. In original edition(england edition, for deca) this song not be in out of our head.
  • Orangebeaker from Edinburgh, ScotlandThis song is only available on the US version of Out Of Our Heads, which is much better than the UK version btw.
  • Orangebeaker from Edinburgh, ScotlandThis was apparently a favourite of Peter Sutcliffe, the man who went on to become the Yorkshire Ripper. Apparently he used to put it on the jukebox all the time when he was out drinking, and often played it twice in a row. It's quite spooky when you look at the lyrics.
  • Mike from Berkeley, CaThis is a great blues song and it's been copied by many other artists; however there's something very unique they do with the guitars along with the Jimmy Reed type rhythm and clever harmonica. With the E7 chords they add this little chord part:


    Hit each chord form on the beat, hold the last one for two beats

    Then on the A7 drop down to this


    I wish this field would support a smaller font, but if you put it into word, it might come out right.. Anyway.. that's what I wanted to say.
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