Brown Sugar

Words & Music:

Mick Jagger & Keith Richards


Remember, boys & girls, to play like Keith, you need to put your guitar in Open G tuning (D G D G B D) and, if you feel like it, remove your lowest string.  This is fully transcribed in the December 2006 issue of Guitar One.



    G   Gsus4  G3  Bb Bbsus4   C  Csus4  Eb  Ebsus4  F  Fsus4  G2  G2sus4

D --0- --0- --0- --3- --3- --5- --5- --8- --8- -10- -10- -12- -12-

B --0- --1- --0- --3- --4- --5- --6- --8- --9- -10- -11- -12- -13-

G --0- --0- --4- --3- --3- --5- --5- --8- --8- -10- -10- -12- -12-

D --0- --2- --0- --3- --5- --5- --7- --8- -10- -10- -12- -12- -14-

G --0- --0- --0- --3- --3- --5- --5- --8- --8- -10- -10- -12- -12-

D --0- --0- --0- --3- --3- --5- --5- --8- --8- -10- -10- -12- -12-


G2sus4  G2  C   Csus4  C [3x]

Eb  Ebsus4  Eb  C  Csus4 C  Bb   Bbsus4  Bb  Csus4  C [2x]



Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields,


Sold in a market down in New Orleans.


Scarred old slaver know he's doing alright.

Bb                        C

Hear him whip the women just about midnight.



G G3 G Gsus4    G    C    Csus4                 C Csus4  C

       Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good, now?

G G3 G Gsus4    G     C    Csus4                 C  Csus4 C

       Brown Sugar, just like a young girl should---, wooo!

Eb Ebsus4 Eb  C Csus4 C Bb  Bbsus4 Bb Csus4 C


Drums are beating cold, English blood runs hot.

Lady of the house wonderin' where it's gonna stop.

Houseboy knows that he's doing alright.

You shoulda heard him just around midnight.




INSTRUMENTAL SOLO OVER:  Eb Ebsus4 Eb  C Csus4 C Bb Bbsus4 Bb Csus4 C


CHORUS:  [new words:]

Oohh, come on, Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good, babe?

Aaah, Brown Sugar, just like a black girl should.


I, I bet your mama was a tent show queen.

And all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen.

I'm no schoolboy but I know what I like.

You shoulda heard me just around midnight.




G Gsus4 G Gsus4 G  C Csus4 C Csus4 C [2x]


I said, "Yeah!  Yeah!  Yeah!  Wooo!"

How come, how come you taste so good?

I said, "Yeah!  Yeah!  Yeah!  Wooo!"

Just like a, just like a black girl should.

Yeah!  Yeah!  Yeah!  Wooo!


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