Honky Tonk Women

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording: Olympic Sound Studios, London May-June 1969 
7" Single, July 1969

Performed onstage: 1969-73, 1975-78, 1981-82, 1989-90, 1994-95, 1997-99, 2002-03, 2005-07

Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Lead electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Rhythm electric guitar: Keith Richards
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Keith Richards, Reparata & The Delrons & Doris Troy
Piano: Ian Stewart
Cowbell: Jimmy Miller

 

I met a gin-soaked, barroom queen in Memphis
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride
She had to heave me right across her shoulder
Cause I just can't seem to drink you off my mind

It's the honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues

I laid a divorcée in New York City
I had to put up some kind of a fight
The lady then she covered me in roses
She blew my nose and then she blew my mind

All right