Who Sang You Can't Always Get What You Want? The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed cover art

Some other versions of "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
Credits
publisher: ©Alfred
writers: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
release date: 1969-11-29
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Rock & Roll/Country Rock
length: 7:30
producer: Jimmy Miller
membranophone: Jimmy Miller
guest background vocals: Madeline Bell, Nanette Workman and Doris Troy
vocal: Mick Jagger
engineer: Glyn Johns
bass: Bill Wyman
guitar: Keith Richards
percussion: Rocki Dzidzornu
choir vocals: The Bach Choir, Doris Troy, Nanette Workman and Madeline Bell
chorus master: Jack Nitzsche
guest piano & organ & French horn: Al Kooper
assistant engineer: Irish O'Duffy, Bruce Botnick and Jerry Hansen
French horn & piano & organ: Al Kooper
choir vocals arranger: Jack Nitzsche
I saw her today at the reception
A glass of wine in her hand
I knew she would meet her connection
At her feet was her footloose man

No, you can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometime you find
You get what you need

We went down to the demonstration
To get your fair share of abuse
Singing, "We're gonna vent our frustration
If we don't we're gonna blow a fifty-amp fuse"

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

I went down to the Chelsea drugstore
To get your prescription filled
I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy
And man, did he look pretty ill
We decided that we would have a soda
My favorite flavor, cherry red
I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy
Yeah, and he said one word to me, and that was "dead"
I said to him

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

You get what you need--yeah, oh baby

I saw her today at the reception
In her glass was a bleeding man
She was practiced at the art of deception
Well I could tell by her blood-stained hands

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

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

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Gimme Shelter
  • 2 Love in Vain
  • 3 Country Honk
  • 4 Live With Me
  • 5 Let It Bleed
  • 6 Midnight Rambler
  • 7 You Got the Silver
  • 8 Monkey Man
  • 9 You Can’t Always Get What You Want

  • Album Information
    label: London Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin