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"Sleep Tonight" is a song by the Rolling Stones, from their 1986 album Dirty Work. It is the second song on the ten-track album where lead vocals are performed by Keith Richards, "Too Rude" being the first. This was the first time two songs sung by Richards appeared on a Rolling Stones album; since Dirty Work all their studio albums have included at least two tracks featuring Richards' lead vocals (except Blue & Lonesome). Richards wrote the song (credited as a Jagger/Richards composition) on piano in the Paris recording studio's control room. Ronnie Wood liked the developing song and they recorded it together unaccompanied. Backing vocals and strings were added later. Wood played drums, since Charlie Watts wasn't present for the session, and Watts later said "he could not have done better."Richards has stated that his singing during the Dirty Work sessions "thickened up" his voice: Since Jagger was absent from the studio much of the time, Richards provided guide vocals for many tracks and learned new microphone techniques. His sturdy but smokey vocal presence on "Sleep Tonight" foreshadows the strong and emotive singing on his solo records and later Rolling Stones tracks. 


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You better get some sleep tonight 
You better get some sleep tonight 
Honey, just warn your friends 
You better get some sleep tonight 

You always watch the sun go down 
The same old shadows crawl over town 
Those thoughts of you it shivers me 
The moon grows cold in memory 

Baby you better get some sleep tonight 
All you got to do is close your eyes 
You better get some sleep tonight 

I wish you baby, all the best 
If you turn out like all the rest 
This darkness baby, it's chilling me 
Stars store down in sympathy 

Baby you better get some sleep tonight 
All you got to do is close your eyes 
Baby you better get some sleep tonight 

You better get some sleep tonight 
You better get some sleep tonight 
Warn all your friends 
You better keep them out of sight 
You better get some sleep tonight 

They robbed you of your dignity 
They even steal your heart from me 
It ain't revenge, you understand 
Baby I just want to know who death this hand 

Baby, ah that's alright 
Baby you better get some sleep tonight 
All you got to do is close your eyes 
Baby you better get some sleep tonight 
You better get some sleep tonight 
You better get some sleep tonight

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The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in Dartford in 1962. The earliest settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (keyboards, piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). Since Wyman's retirement in 1993, the band's full members have been Jagger, Richards, Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood who joined in 1975. Darryl Jones (bassist) and Chuck Leavell (keyboardist) are regular contributors but not full band members. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the Rolling Stones in 1989, noting that "critical acclaim and popular consensus has accorded them the title of the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.”Rolling Stone magazine ranked them 4… more »

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Written by: KEITH RICHARDS, MICK JAGGER

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