Stay with Me (Faces song)
|"Stay with Me"|
|Single by Faces|
|from the album A Nod Is As Good As a Wink... to a Blind Horse|
|Songwriter(s)||Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood|
|Producer(s)||Faces, Glyn Johns|
|Faces singles chronology|
International single sleeve
"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.
Def Leppard covered the song on Yeah! "Phil [Collen, guitarist] sang 'Stay with Me'," noted singer Joe Elliott. "It's his best Rod Stewart impression. I played the Fender Rhodes, he got to sing. There was a lot of instrument-swapping going on. Vivian [Campbell, guitarist] played some great Ronnie Wood slide guitar."
- Rod Stewart – lead vocals
- Ronnie Wood – electric guitars, slide guitar
- Ian McLagan – Wurlitzer electric piano
- Ronnie Lane – bass guitar
- Kenney Jones – drums
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