You can't always get what you want

Rolling Stones

Capo 5. Don't forget to hammer index finger,second fret, for that Kieth Richards 'twang'
saw her today at the re[Cadd9)caption
glass of wine in her [Cadd9)hand
knew she was gonna meet her con[Cadd9)next ion
At her feet was a footloose [Cadd9)man

You can't always get what you[Cadd9)want
You can't always get what you [Cadd9)want
You can't always get what you [Cadd9)want
But if you [A)try sometimes, You m[C)ight just find
You get what you [G)need... ahhhh[Cadd9)aa, [G)yeah....[Cadd9).

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."


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:


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.

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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,
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Transcriber: P.J. Murphy

Corrected by lbotch. View original
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Texas93 (report comment to admin):
its sounds a bit better with a C cord instead. good tho
vanfireman (report comment to admin):
hammer 2nd fret/d string of c chord