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.


CHORUS:  [2x]


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]



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