I'm a-talkin' 'bout the midnight rambler
Everybody got to go
Well I'm a-talkin' 'bout the midnight gambler
The one you never seen before
I'm sighin' down the wind so sadly
A-listen and you'll hear me moan
Well I'm a talkin' 'bout the midnight gambler
And everybody got to go
(Yeah c'mon)

Talkin' 'bout the midnight gambler
The one you never seen before
I'm talkin' 'bout the midnight rambler
Did you see me jump the garden wall
I don't give you a hoot of warning
A-dressed up in my black cat cloak
I don't see the light of the morning
I'll split the time the cock'rel crows

I'm tellin' 'bout the midnight rambler
Well, honey, it's no rock 'n' roll show
Well, I'm a-talkin' 'bout the midnight gambler
And everybody got to go

Oh, don't do that

Well, you heard about the Boston
Honey, it's not one of those
Talkin' 'bout the midnight, shit!
Did you see me jump bedroom door
I'm called the hit and run raper, in anger
Or just a knife sharpened, tippy toe
Or just a shoot 'em dead, brainbell jongleur
Everybody got to go
If you ever meet the midnight rambler
And he's prowlin' down your marble hall
And he's pouncin' like a proud black panther
You should say, I told you so
If you listen for the midnight rambler
Play it easy, easy, as you go
I'll go smash down all your plate glass windows
Put my fist through your stairway doors
Well I'm a-talkin' bout the midnight rambler
The one you never seen before
Well I'm a-talkin' bout the midnight rambler
And did you see me jump your garden wall
And if you ever catch the Midnight Rambler
Steal your mistress from under your nose
Go easy with your cold fanged anger
I'll stick my knife right down your throat baby, and it hurts

Lyrics submitted by MrLongrove

"Midnight Rambler" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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  • +1
    General CommentThe song says "I AIN'T talking about the Boston Strangler"
    chrisb1on March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this song about the boston strangler?

    i think it is...
    kingmikekingon March 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes it is. Kinda creepy when you think about it.
    Muzzyon May 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's about Mick Jagger's lust for being a "prowler" or "stalker". Can't you hear me Knockin' is kind of a continuation of that. Possibly the 2 best Stones songs. He does refer to the Boston Strangler but he's Mick the Midnight Rambler lol.
    JumpyJackon December 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThese are the complete lyrics to the song. Cool bluesy rock sound but it's got to be one of the most violent songs I've ever heard. This makes Gangsta Rap seem tame!
    MrLongroveon March 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's a jam, a stones' jam...
    rlanantelopeon April 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMr Long Rove is long away with them missing lyrics! My only comment is this is one of the few songs live recorded with good sound and effort. A lot of live Stones is bad sound/sloppy.
    coo2kachooon April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of their best without a doubt. Thanks for correcting the lyrics. Most of the time I just spew out my opinion without reading the lyrics but--again--thanks for correcting this. Especially the "cold fanged anger" which was hilariously written as "cold fandango" in the other one. The Walrus was right in his post about the live version of this song. It is, in my opinion, the greatest live recording of any song ever---by anyone.
    JumpyJackon May 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'd guess you are referring to Ya Ya's recording of Midnight.
    The version to get is from the 72 tour. It is 12 and a half minutes and it shows Mick Taylor and the boys in all their glory. It was at that moment when the Stones truely were the Greatest Rock N Roll band in the world......If you don't have Live stones from the 72 tour you are missing the best of the best. Gimmie Shelter, Satisfaction, and Love in Vain all clearly MUCH better. I know it's hard to believe but it's very true.

    Still all that said the studio version is one of the greatest songs of all time and it's what R N Roll is all about.
    pton July 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually, PT, I do have the long version from the '72 tour as well as a load of other songs from that tour but the sound quality on the files I downloaded is awful so I haven't listened to them much. I think I'll give those another listen.
    JumpyJackon July 26, 2005   Link

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