Stop Messin' Round

Fleetwood Mac

About Stop Messin' Round

"Stop Messin' Round" is a song written by English guitarist and singer Peter Green, which he recorded with Fleetwood Mac. It is an upbeat twelve bar blues shuffle and is representative of the group's early repertoire of conventional electric blues. The lyrics deal with the common blues theme of the unfaithful lover and share elements with earlier songs. The song was first released in mid-1968 as the B-side of "Need Your Love So Bad", which appeared on the UK singles chart. The song is included on several Fleetwood Mac albums and other artists, such as Gary Moore and Aerosmith have recorded it.  


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Baby, please stop messin' round
You're messin' round all the time
Baby, please stop messin' round
You're messin' round all the time
Now, if you don't stop messin' round
You'll be somebody's baby 'stead of mine, yeah

I want you to squeeze a me, baby, 'til my face turns cherry red
You roll me so hard, baby, I'm fallin' out of bed, now
Please stop messin' round,
Messin' round all the time
And if you don't stop messin' round
Be somebody's baby instead of mine

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Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in 1967 in London. Due to numerous line-up changes, the only original member present in the band is its eponymous drummer, Mick Fleetwood. Despite band founder Peter Green naming the group by combining the surnames of two of his former bandmates (Fleetwood, McVie) from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, bassist John McVie played neither on their first single nor at their first concerts. The keyboardist, Christine McVie, who joined the band in 1970 while married to John McVie, appeared on all but two albums, either as a member or as a session musician. She also supplied the artwork for the album Kiln House. more »

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Written by: Clifford G. Adams, Peter A. Green

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Album Information
"Stop Messin' Round" is a track on Fleetwood Mac's album "Mr. Wonderful," released in 1968.
Songwriting Credits
This song was credited to "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac," a name variation used only during Peter Green's time with the band.
The track is largely blues-inspired, displaying Fleetwood Mac's original sound before they transitioned to the more pop-rock sound they are most known for.
Unique Song Structure
Unlike many popular songs, "Stop Messin' Round" does not follow a verse/chorus/verse pattern, making it stand out within Fleetwood Mac's discography.
Lead Vocals
In this song, Peter Green provided the lead vocals as well as the guitar work.
Mike Vernon was involved in the production process of this song. Vernon played a key role in the British blues boom of the late 1960s.
"Stop Messin' Round" features, in addition to vocals and guitar, a prominent organ played by Christine Perfect, who later became Christine McVie when she married band member John McVie and fully joined the band.
This song, much like the rest of their music during this time period, was significantly influenced by American blues music.
Background Vocals
The background vocals were provided by band members Jeremy Spencer and John McVie.
Live Performances
Over the years, the track has been performed by various lineups of Fleetwood Mac, proving its staying power within the band's extensive catalog.

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