Sister Morphine

Composers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Marianne Faithfull
Recording location: Olympic Sound Studios, London
 March 1969
Performed onstage: 1997-98-99, 2006-07

Vocal: Mick Jagger 
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Slide electric guitar: Ry Cooder
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Piano: Jack Nitzsche

Here I lie in my hospital bed
Tell me, sister morphine, when are you coming round again?

Oh and I don't think I can wait that long
Oh you see that I'm not that strong

The scream of the ambulance is sounding in my ears
Tell me, sister morphine, how long have I been lying here?

What am I doing in this place?
Why does the doctor have no face?
Oh I can't crawl across the floor
Ah can't you see, sister morphine, I'm trying to score

Well it just goes to show, things are not what they seem
Please, sister morphine, turn my nightmare into dreams

Oh can't you see I'm fading fast?
And that this shot will be my last

Sweet cousin cocaine, lay your cool, cool hands on my head
Ah come on, sister morphine, you better make up my bed
Cause you know and I know in the morning I'll be dead
Yeah and you can sit around, yeah and you can watch all the clean white sheets stain red


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