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You Can’t Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
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You Can’t Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones  (4/4 - Capo 8th Fret)

Open E Tuning... e,B,G#,E,B,E
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Intro:
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                | '   |   ' ' | ' | ' | '   | ' |  ' |  |   ' |
     _   _   _   _     _   _   _   _ _ _     _   __   ____   _
    | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | | |   | | |  | |    | | |
e |-----------------|-----0-0---0-0-0-0-0-|-----0--0-0----------|
B |-------------0-0-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-2--2-2----------|
G#|-------------1-0-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-1-1-1--1-1------1---|
E |-------------0-0-|-2---0-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-|-0-0-0--0-0------0---|
B |-------------2-0-|-0-------0---0---0---|-2-----------0h2-----|
E |-------------0-0-|-0-------------------|-0-----------------0-|

                     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Main Riff  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Bridge at chorus:
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                                            |   ' ' | ' | ' | '
     _     _   ___     _   _   ___   ___     _   _   _   _ _ _
    | | | | | |   |   | | | | |   | |   |   | | | | | | | | | |
e |-----------------|---------------------|-----0-0---0-0-0-0-0-|
B |-2---------------|---------------------|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
G#|-2---------------|-1-----------------1-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E |-2-------------0-|-0-------------0-----|-2---0-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-|
B |-2---------0h2---|-2-------0h--2-------|-0-------0---0---0---|
E |-2-------2-------|-0-------------------|-0-------------------|
...try sometime you find   you get what you need


| = down stroke
' = up stroke


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Standard Tuning... (4/4 No Capo)
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Riff:
   F           C
    _
   | | |   |   |
e|-------------0---|
B|-----1-------1---|
G|-0h2---------0---|
D|-------------2---|
A|---------3---3---|
E|-----------------|


Intro: C F(Riff),  C F,  C F(Riff),  C F(Riff)


  C                     F
I saw her today at the reception
  C                     F(Riff)
A glass of wine in her hand
  C                            F
I knew she was gonna meet her connection
  C                         F
At her feet was a footloose man


Chorus:
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    C                         F
You can't always get what you want
    C                         F
You can't always get what you want
    C                         F
You can't always get what you want

Bridge...
           D
But if you try sometimes, 
  F                             C       F   C    F
You might find you get what you need ahhhh, yeah


I went down to the demonstration,
To get my fair share of abuse.
Singing "we're gonna vent our frustration,
And if we don't we're gonna blow a 50-amp fuse."

Chorus

I went down to the Chelsea drugstore
To get your prescription filled.
I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy,
And man, did he look pretty ill.

We decided that we would have a soda,
My favorite flavor, cherry red.
I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy,
And he said one word to me, and that was "dead," I said to him:

Chorus

Instrumental (Chorus - 5 lines)
You'll get what you need--yeah, oh baby.

I saw her today at the reception,
In her glass was a bleeding man.
She was practiced at the art of deception,
Well I could tell by her bloodstained hands.

Chorus

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
You Can't Always Get What You Want is a song by the Rolling Stones released on their 1969 album Let It Bleed. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it was named as the 100th greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in its 2004 list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

You Can't Always Get What You Want was recorded on 16 and 17 November 1968 at Olympic Sound Studios in London. It features the London Bach Choir opening the song, highlighting throughout, and bringing it to its conclusion. Jimmy Miller, the Rolling Stones' producer at the time, plays drums on this song instead of Charlie Watts. Al Kooper plays piano and organ and also played the French horn intro, while Rocky Dijon plays congas and maracas. Nanette Workman sings backup vocals, but she is credited as "Nanette Newman".

Of the song, Jagger said: "'You Can't Always Get What You Want' was something I just played on the acoustic guitar—one of those bedroom songs. It proved to be quite difficult to record because Charlie couldn't play the groove and so Jimmy Miller had to play the drums. I'd also had this idea of having a choir, probably a gospel choir, on the track, but there wasn't one around at that point. Jack Nitzsche, or somebody, said that we could get the London Bach Choir and we said, 'That will be a laugh.'"

In his review of the song, Richie Unterberger of Allmusic said: "If you buy John Lennon's observation that the Rolling Stones were apt to copy the Beatles' innovations within a few months or so, 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' is the Rolling Stones' counterpart to 'Hey Jude'." Jagger said in 1969, "I liked the way the Beatles did that with 'Hey Jude'. The orchestra was not just to cover everything up—it was something extra. We may do something like that on the next album."

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Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 7/17/2012
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