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Here on this Rolling Stones Beasts Of Burden page you'll find a collection of demo covers, free chord sheets, rhythm tips and some info on each song. As well there are full lesson tutorials available for purchase for a small fee.

Rolling Stones Beasts Of Burden

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Rolling Stones Beasts Of Burden
Lyrics, Demos, Chords, Tutorials

1. Beasts Of Burden

Beasts Of Burden was released several months after "Miss You" was released from the same album "Some Girls".

This track did not chart in the UK but reached #8 in the US and #9 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: just a steady down up down up up up and repeat and some downstrokes
  • Picking: No just the riff
  • Chords: E, Db, A, E/Ab, B
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2. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

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Everybody Needs Someone To Love was a song originally recorded by Solomon Burke as he co-wrote the song. Later in 66, Wilson Pickett covered the song as did The Rolling Stones and The Blue Brothers.

I was unable to find if this song was put on an album or not.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down down down down down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: E, A, D, Dbm
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3. Good Times Bad Times

Good Times Bad Times was a B-side to It's all Over Now which was released in the summer of 1964. 

This song appears on the 12x5 album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No 
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up down down up down up down and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, G, F, G7, Adim, Fm
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4. Honky Tonk Woman

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Honky Tonk Woman was another monster single from The Stones in the summer of 1969 reaching #1 in the UK, US and several other countries.

This one hails from the album "Through The Past Darkly Big Hits Vol 2".

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: mainly downstrokes with a few riffs then a down up down down up  down up for the ch  
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, A, D
Chords & Lyrics

 

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5. It's All Over Now

It's All Over Now was released back in the summer of 1964. You'll find this track on the 12x5 album.

The song was a #1 in the UK and a top 30 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, F, C, D
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6. Jumpin Jack Flash

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Jumpin Jack Flash did not appear on any Stones album to my knowledge as it was a single release back in May of 1968.

The song reached #1 in the UK and US and was a #2 is several other countries. It did appear later on their live album "Flashpoint" in 1991.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: Capo on 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: mainly downstrokes
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: A, C, G, D

Chords & Lyrics

 

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7. Miss You

Miss You was a great success for the band upon it's release as a single in May of 1978, reaching #1 in the US and Canada and a #3 in the UK.

This track lives on the album "Some Girls".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm:
  • Picking:
  • Chords: Am, D, F, Em, Dm, E 
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8. Out Of Control

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Out Of Control was a 1998 single release from The Stones and it peaked at #51 in the UK and #12 in Poland. By the early 1990's the big hits from The Stones were few and far between.

This song is from the album "Bridges To Babylon".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: Capo 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: downstrokes for the most pat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Am, F, G, E7, C

Chords & Lyrics

 

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9. Out Of Time

Out Of Time hit the airwaves in the latter part of summer 1975. The song made it to #45 in the UK and was #81 in the US.

You can find this track from their album "Metamorphosis". 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D/Gb, C, D, Em
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10. Paint It Black

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Paint It Black was a huge hit for The Stones in May of 1966, reaching #1 in the US, UK, Canada and several other European countries.

The track is from the album "Aftermath".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Dm, A7, C, F, A7/A#
Chords & Lyrics

 

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11. Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday was  another huge song when it was released in Jan of 1967, peaking at #3 in the UK and scoring a #1 in the US.

You can find this track on the album "Between The Buttons".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret
  • Rhythm: down down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Am, Am/G, F, G, C, Gsus, D7, G7, A#
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12. The Last Time

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The Last Time is from the album "Out Of Our Heads" from 1965.

The song hit the airwaves as a single and was a #10 in the US and a top 10 in several other countries and a #1 in the UK.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up with some riffs mixed
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: E, D, A
Chords & Lyrics

 

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13. Time Is On My Side

Time Is On My Side was a single release in the fall of 1964 and did not chart in the UK market. It did reach #6 in the US and was a top 10 in a few other countries.

The song appears on the 12x5 album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down down up down up down and repeat will work here
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, Bm, E, A, D
Chords & Lyrics

 

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14. Under My Thumb

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Under My Thumb was never released as a single but was a popular concert song and appeared on the album "Aftermath".

This was during the time when Brian Jones was still a member of the group.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up  and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Gbm, E, D, A, B7
Chords & Lyrics

 

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15. You Can't Always Get What You Want

You Can't Always Get What You Want is a great tune that never charted in the UK and barely made the top 40 in the US when it was released in 1973.

It's from the album "Let It Bleed".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root down and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, A7
Chords & Lyrics

 

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