EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ – The Rolling Stones

What was the number one song in the UK on 23rd July 1969?

The Stones are back again with Honky Tonk Woman, which got to number one for 5 weeks.

And now here we have the Stones last ever number one song in the UK. It was released the day after Brain Jones died at 27. Brian Jones was involved with the initial recordings of this song and it was these recordings that were the last he did with the band. Mick Taylor overdubbed on the song for the later recordings. Honky Tonk Woman is a very country influenced song, so much so that on the Let It Bleed album there is a version of this song called Country Honk. Honky Tonk Woman a great three minutes burst of country rock and is a strong way to bow out of the number slot.

Lyrics

I met a gin-soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride
She had to heave me right across shoulder
‘Cause I just can’t seem to drink you off my mind
It’s the honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues
I laid a divorcée in New York City
I had to put up some kind of a fight
The lady then she covered me with roses
She blew my nose and then she blew my mind
It’s the honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues
It’s the honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues
It’s the honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues

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