World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Sweet Virginia

Article Id: WHEBN0006060812
Reproduction Date:

Title: Sweet Virginia  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Exile on Main St., Stripped (The Rolling Stones album), Rocks Off, The Rolling Stones American Tour 1972, Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

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.

Personnel

References

External links

  • Template:MetroLyrics song
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.