Lyrically peaking: Shine A Light

2008 live soundtrack album from the Martin Scorsese film by the same name of the Rolling Stones concert at New York’s Beacon Theatre.

The one addition to the Stones song catalogue here is their great version of Champagne & Reefer, written by Blues great Muddy Waters > I reckon Mick Jagger is the Champagne guy and, well, it goes without saying > Keith Richards the Reefer.

The Stones version is pumped up by great guitar through a guest appearance on stage by Blues guitarist Buddy Guy, who also shares vocals.

Champagne & Reefer

Yeah bring me champagne when I’m thirsty
Bring me reefer when I want to get high


Well you know when I’m lonely
Bring my woman set her right down here by my side
Well you know there should be no law
on people that want to smoke a little dope


Every time I get high
I lay my head down on my baby’s breast
Well you know I lay down be quiet
Trying to take my rest

> by Muddy Waters

All lyrics by Mick Jagger/Keith Richards, except where otherwise specified.