"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.