Honky Tonk Women chords



Honky Tonk Women chords and lyrics

||: N.C | N.C :|| 
||: G | G :||

| G | G | C F/A | C |
I met a gin-soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis.
| G | A (Asus4) | D G/B | D |
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride.
| G | G | C F/A | C |
She had to heave me right across shoulder.
| G | D | G | G |
‘Cause I just can’t seem to drink you off my mind.

| G | D | G | G |
It’s the honky tonk women.
| G | D | G | G |
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues.

| G | G | C F/A | C |
I laid a divorcée in New York City.
| G | A (Asus4) | D G/B | D |
I had to put up some kind of a fight.
| G | G | C F/A | C |
The lady then she covered me with roses.
| G | D | G | G |
She blew my nose and then she blew my mind.

| G | D | G | G |
It’s the honky tonk women.
| G | D | G | G |
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues.

| G | G | C F/A | C |
| G | A (Asus4) | D G/B | D |
| G | G | C F/A | C
| G | D | G | G |
| G | D | G | G |

It’s the honky tonk women.
| G | D | G | G |
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues.
| G | D | G | G |
It’s the honky tonk women
| G | D | G | G |
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues


Honky Tonk Women chord progression

What you above, using chords and lyrics is simplified as naming the chords would get really out of hand, it’s better to keep it simple.

Over a G chord, Keith plays minor and major pentatonic licks. Should I have named that as a chord, it would have read something like G13#9, which doesn’t feel right when playing a Rolling Stones song!

The F/A, leading to a C is a must, and so is the DG/BD, as well as the Asus4.

In the chorus, you could probably honky tonk, using the 6 extensions like Chuck Berry do in Johnny B. Goode. I mean, the title clearly hints at it!

If you stick Honky Tonk Women on repeat and play all chords you’ll soon start working out Keith’s licks, they’re pretty awesome, so write them down, before you start inventing your own, playing Honky Tonk Women a little bit differently every time. 

This song is still played by indie rock cover bands the world over, it sits perfectly next to other Stones classics like Brown Sugar and Satisfaction, Beatles songs like Back In The U.S.S.R, Get Back and I Saw Here Standing There, but also next to more modern material such as Last Nite and Are You Gonna Be My Girl.


The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones is an English band that became popular in the early 60s. Incredibly, the band has stuck together ever since.

They’ve had great success with tunes like Start Me Up, Satisfaction, Wild Horses, Angie, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, and Honky Tonk Women.

Go to The Rolling Stones – Biography.


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Learn these songs and you can progress from being a bedroom player to working with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.

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