Sympathy For The Devil
Words & Music:
Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
E D A E
Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste.
I've been around for a long, long year; stole many a man's soul and faith.
I was 'round when Jesus Christ had his moment of doubt and pain.
Made damn sure that Pilate washed his hands and sealed his fate.
B7 E Esus4 E
Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name.
'Cause what's puzzling you is the nature of my game.
Stuck around St. Petersburg, when I saw it was time for a change.
Killed the Czar and his ministers. Anastasia screamed in vain.
I rode a tank at a general's rank when the Blitzkrieg raged & 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.
Let me please introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste.
And I lay traps for Troubadours who get killed before they reached 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 your well-learned politesse or I'll lay your soul to waste.
[improv vocal & intrumental over verse chords and out]