"Moonlight Mile" is a song from rock band The Rolling Stones' 1971 release Sticky Fingers.
Credited to singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, "Moonlight Mile" is widely considered to be one of the Rolling Stones' greatest ballads. Recording began in March 1970 at Stargroves. The song was the product of an all-night session between Jagger and guitarist Mick Taylor. Taylor had taken a short guitar piece recorded by Richards (entitled "Japanese Thing") and reworked it for the session. Jagger performs the song's prominent acoustic guitar riff. It was Taylor's idea to add a string arrangement by Paul Buckmaster to the song. Piano is played by regular Rolling Stones trumpet player Jim Price.
Like many of the Rolling Stones songs, the meaning of the song's lyrics are elliptical and mysterious, but some of the lyrics make direct reference to the alienation of living a life on the road. this is from the rare mono promo of sticky fingers