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Sweet Virginia

"Sweet Virginia"
Song by The Rolling Stones from the album Exile on Main St.
Released 12 May 1972
Recorded 1971-1972
Genre Blues rock, country rock
Length 4:27
Label Rolling Stones/Virgin
Writer Jagger/Richards
Producer Jimmy Miller
Exile on Main St. track listing
Template:Exile on Main St. tracks

"Sweet Virginia" is the sixth track on the Rolling Stones' 1972 double album Exile On Main St.. It was also released as the b-side of the "Rocks Off" single in Japan.

Recorded between 1971 and 1972, "Sweet Virginia" is a slow country inspired song, written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The song features a harmonica solo by Jagger, a saxophone solo by Bobby Keys, and a female chorus. Charlie Watts plays a country shuffle rhythm.[1]

The song was performed by the Stones during their 1972 American tour, their 1994 Voodoo Lounge Tour tour, and their 2005 A Bigger Bang Tour. "Sweet Virginia" has also been covered by the band Phish[2] and Old Crow Medicine Show in concerts.

The song was used in the 1995 film Casino starring Robert De Niro.



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