HONKY TONK WOMEN

Original The Rolling Stones version


I met a gin soaked, bar-room 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 divorcee in New York City
I had to put up some kind of a fight
The lady then she covered me with roses
She blew my nose and then she blew my mind

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

(Yeah!) It's the honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues

(Yeah!) It's the honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues


Info

HONKY TONK WOMEN is a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and released by The Rolling Stones as a single in July 1969 in the UK (Decca, catalogue # F 12952) and the US (London, catalogue # 45-910), with YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT on the B-side.

The Rolling Stones -- "Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want" (1969 UK 7-inch single, picture sleeve)
The Rolling Stones -- "Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want" (1969 UK 7-inch single, picture sleeve)
The Rolling Stones -- "Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want" (1969 USA 7-inch single, picture sleeve)
The Rolling Stones -- "Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want" (1969 USA 7-inch single, picture sleeve)

The above lyrics are for the original The Rolling Stones version of HONKY TONK WOMEN as released in 1969.

Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen performed HONKY TONK WOMEN live once off-tour in 1995. He also used a snippet of the song as part of DANCING IN THE STREET in 1971 and as part of DARLINGTON COUNTY in 1999. See the live 09 Jul 1995 version for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of HONKY TONK WOMEN on this website:

HONKY TONK WOMEN [Live 09 Jul 1995 version]
HONKY TONK WOMEN [Original The Rolling Stones version]

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