You Can't Always Get What You Want

The Rolling Stones

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Capo on 5th fret
Intro: | G | C | (4 times)

  G                      C          G                    C
I saw her today at the reception, a glass of wine in her hand
  G                             C                G                    C
I knew she was gonna meet her connection, at her feet was a footloose man

    G                         C
You can't always get what you want
    G                         C
You can't always get what you want
    G                         C
You can't always get what you want
           A                       C                           G     C  G  C
But if you try sometimes, well you might find you get what you need

      G                     C           G                     C
And I went down to the demonstration to get my fair share of abuse
        G                       C               G                                   C
Singing we're gonna vent our frustration, if we don't, we're gonna blow a fifty amp fuse. Sing it to me

    G                         C
You can't always get what you want
    G                         C
You can't always get what you want
    G                         C
You can't always get what you want
           A                       C                                G    C  G  C
But if you try sometimes, well you just might find you get what you need

  G                        C             G                     C
I went down to the Chelsea drug store to get your prescription filled
      G                         C          G                      C
I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy, and man did he look pretty ill
     G                          C        G                         C
We decided that we would have a soda, my favourite flavour, cherry red
  G                   C            G                                 C
I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy and he said one word to me and that was "dead". I said to him

    G                         C
You can't always get what you want
    G                         C
You can't always get what you want
    G                         C
You can't always get what you want
           A                  C                                G
But if you try sometimes, you just might find you get what you need

Instrumental: | G | C | Am | Bm | C | A | D |
              | G | C | G | C | G | C |
              | A | C |                  G    C  G  C
                        You get what you need

  G                      C               G                    C
I saw her today at the reception, in her glass was a bleeding man
        G                         C                      G                         C
She was practised at the art of deception, well, I could tell by her blood-stained hands. Sing it

    G                         C
You can't always get what you want
    G                         C
You can't always get what you want
    G                         C
You can't always get what you want
           A                                       C                                G    C  G  C
But if you try sometimes, you just might find, you just might find you get what you need.

    G                         C
You can't always get what you want, no, no baby
    G                         C
You can't always get what you want, I'm telling you now
    G                         C
You can't always get what you want
           A                                       C                                G    C  G  C
But if you try sometimes, you just might find, you just might find you get what you need.