"Country Honk" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
I'm sittin' in a bar tippling a jar in Jackson
And on the street the summer sun it shines
There's many a bar room queen I've had in Jackson
But I just can't seen to drink you off my mind.

It's those honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme those honky tonk blues.

I played a divorcee in New York City
I had to put up some kind of a fight
The lady then all dressed me up in roses
She blew my nose and then she blew my mind.

It's those honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme those honky tonk blues.

It's those honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme those honky tonk blues.

It's those honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme those honky tonk blues.


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"Country Honk" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General CommentHillbilly version of Honky Tonk woman. Apart from being a great song, it always makes me laugh when im listening to it in the car - who's that beeping me??!!
    hipshoton January 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah when I first heard it I was like 'What? is this recorded next to a road or something?' Haha
    Carolynon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah i recognized it as the country version of Honky Tonk Woman feel good song
    heyjude55on April 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha, exactly the same thing happened to me. I was in the car with my mom, and she got scared when she heard the beeping because I had the volume pretty high up. I love how they didn't just "acoustic" the song, rather Keith changed the whole way the guitars were played. Great stuff.
    RiversideGuitariston July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song!...and so true.
    sailingallaloneon December 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe horn beeping is priceless
    z4ckm0rrison November 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHaha, Keith intended Honky Tonk Women to be like this from the start, but the rest of the band liked the other version of it better, so this just got renamed Country Honk and shoved down the setlists, whereas Honky Tonk Women ended up being released.
    VortexOfLanguageon November 21, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationHow could he have played a divorcee in New York City?
    or "I laid a divorcee in New York City."

    The song has a whole different meaning if he played a divorcé. Some chick tried to hit him up. He had been hit up before, but this time he played hard to get saying he just got divorced and was not really into it, before they got into it.
    Sumflowon August 08, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionI have to go with 'laid a divorcee in NYC' - it just seems to make more sense when taken together with the next line. Poor Keef (for some reason I always see Keith as the narrator of this adventure) had to fend off an overly amorous divorcee...for a while that is...or at least until she produced her supply of the magical white dust and all was suddenly well with the world.

    If I really wanted to extrapolate and go out on a colossal limb, I would also say that Keith resisting her advances probably had a lot to do with his smack habit at the time. Heroin is a well-known sex drive killer. So what does she do? She counteracts the heroin with a nose full of coke and suddenly Keith's little guitar hero stands to attention and whips off a killer solo.
    john117785on May 18, 2017   Link

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