Sweet Virginia

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording locations: Olympic Sound Studios, London & Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, USA
 June-July & October 1970 & December 1971-March 1972
Performed onstage: 1972-73, 1994-95, 1999, 2002-03, 2005-07

 

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Acoustic guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Drums: Charlie Watts
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Harmonica: Mick Jagger
Piano: Ian Stewart
Saxophone: Bobby Keys

 

Wading through the waste, stormy winter
And there's not a friend to help you through
Trying to stop the waves behind your eyeballs
Drop your reds, drop your greens and blues

Thank you for your wine, California
Thank you for your sweet and bitter fruits
Yes, I've got the dessert in my toenail
And I hid the speed inside my shoe

But (Yes, I want you to) come on, come on down, sweet Virginia
(I said I want you to) Come on, honey child (come on down), I beg of you
(I want you to) Come on, come on down (honey child), you've got it in you
You've got to scrape that shit right off your shoes

I want you to come on (...)

One more time
  

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