Stay with Me (Faces song)

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"Stay with Me"
Single by Faces from the album A Nod Is As Good As a Wink... to a Blind Horse
Published 1971
Genre Boogie rock
Length 4:37
Label Warner Bros. Records
Writer Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood
Cover versions
Ronnie James Dio, McFly, Def Leppard

"Stay with Me", written by Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, was first recorded by their band Faces for the 1971 album A Nod Is As Good As a Wink... to a Blind Horse. The song has also appeared on various Faces compilations and on albums by both songwriters. The lyrics describe a woman named Rita with "red lips, hair and fingernails" he "found... down on the floor"; the singer proposes a one-night stand on the condition that she must be gone when he wakes up. The distinctive guitar sound owes to Ronnie Wood's hybrid fingered-chord-riff / slide guitar solos played on an open-E tuned Zemaitis guitar. The song starts with a breakneck tempo that settles into a steady half-tempo groove, and then jumps back into a flashy double-time finale adorned with instrumental solo fills.



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