Sympathy For The Devil
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones 1968 Beggars Banquet LP

Please allow me to introduce myself
I`m a man of wealth and taste
I`ve been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man`s soul and faith

1968
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Peak Chart Position
  • the song was not released as a single - no chart rank
  • from the album Beggars Banquet (1968)
  • ranks #32 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • written primarily by Mick Jagger, credited to Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  • the lyrics were inspired by The Master and Margarita, a book by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • the working title of the song was "The Devil Is My Name"
  • on the record:
         Mick Jagger- lead vocals, backing vocals
         Keith Richards- bass guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals
         Nicky Hopkins- piano
         Bill Wyman- maracas, backing vocals
         Charlie Watts- drums, backing vocals
         Rocky Dijon- congas
         Brian Jones- backing vocals
         Jimmy Miller- backing vocals
  • produced by Jimmy Miller
  • recorded at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England
  • length- 6:28
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