Words and music by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields,
Sold in the market down in New Orleans,
Scarred old slaver knows he’s doin’ all right,
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 beatin’ cold, English blood runs hot,
Lady of the house wonderin’ when it’s gonna stop,
House boy knows that he’s doin’ all right,
You should have heard him just around midnight.
I bet your mama was a tent show queen,
And all her girlfriends were sweet sixteen,
I’m no school boy but I know what I like,
You should have heard them just around midnight.