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Album: Let It BleedReleased: 1969
This was the first time Keith Richards sang the entire lead vocal. He shared vocals with Mick Jagger on "Salt Of The Earth."
Richards wrote this about his then-girlfriend, Anita Pallenberg. She was going out with Brian Jones before taking up with Richards.
Brian Jones played the autoharp, which is a string instrument with a series of chord bars attached to dampers to isolate the desired chord. Jones played many unusual instruments for The Stones, and this was one of the last songs he contributed to. Stung out on drugs, he rarely showed up to the Let It Bleed sessions, and was not always functional when he did.
This was the only song on Let It Bleed that Jones got credit for helping to write. It was recorded a year earlier, when he could still contribute.
The Stones did record a version with Jagger singing lead, but decided to release the one with Richards singing.
Although not released on the soundtrack, this was used in the Michaelangelo Antonioni film Zabriskie Point
Nicky Hopkins played piano and organ on this. He played with The Stones on albums from Between The Buttons
through Black And Blue
. Along with Ian Stewart and Billy Preston, Hopkins was one of the 3 major contributors on keyboards for The Stones. Preston usually played on Soulful, Gospel-type numbers where an organ was required, Stewart played boogie-woogie on fast songs, and Hopkins played on the ballads. Hopkins also played with The Beatles and Jeff Beck.