Sympathy for the Devil

Rolling Stones

Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste
 I've been around for long long years, I've stolen many a man's soul and faith
 I was around when Jesus Christ had his moments of doubt and pain
 I made damn sure that Pilate washed his hands and sealed his fate


Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game

I stuck around St. Petersburg when I saw it was time for a change
I killed the Tzar and his ministers, Anastasia screamed out in vain
I rode a tank, held a general's rank, when the blitzkrieg raged and the bodies stank

I watched with glee while your kings and queens fought for ten decades for the gods they made
I shouted out 'Who killed the Kennedys?', when after all it was you and me
So let me please introduce myself, I am a man of wealth and taste
And I lay traps for troubadours, who get killed before they reach Bombay

Just as every cop is a criminal, and all the sinners, saints
As heads is tails, just call me Lucifer, 'cause I'm in need of some restraint
So if you meet me have some courtesy, have some sympathy and some taste
Use all of your well-learned politeness, or I'll lay your soul to waste

The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song,
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy


Capo 2nd Fret

E = D
D = C
A = G
B = A

This song is from PJ's Guitar Chords & Lyrics site

Corrected by lukebass. View original
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monkeyman1114 (report comment to admin):

lukebass (report comment to admin):
I agree Monkey. You should click on the correct song link and add the chords above the rest of the song. It is easy!