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Brown Sugar

Lyrics

Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in the market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver knows he's doin' all right
Hear him whip the women just around midnight
full lyrics
Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in the market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver knows he's doin' all right
Hear him whip the women just around midnight
full lyrics

Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
blues influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
repetitive melodic phrasing
major key tonality
electric guitar riffs
an emotional male lead vocal performance
a gravelly male vocalist
a prominent saxophone part
subtle use of acoustic piano

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Comments

They've been loving the brown sugar for a long time. History lesson in a song.
Dallas Texas Cotton Bowl 1981 with ZZ Top what a great concert over 60,000 people
Pandora you showed two different album covers. The Sticky Fingers cover was done by Andy Warhol.
The artwork on the cover was done by Andy Warhol.
stone ar awsone and im 14
Is that a great song or what? I L♥VE IT!
It's impossible to hate the stones.
jackiedavis3 5 5 1
Hey cant think of a name u retard, havent u ever heard of brown sugar?? Its actually brown and u use it for baking.
parisho
I've never read the lyrics to this song...I always knew it was about a white guy interested in a black woman, I just never knew it was about slavery! Mick slurred his lyrics so much 40 + years have come and go before I realized what this song was really about. Strange.
Let's Rock & Roll with Rolling Stones. ...
I had this feeling in freshman biology, but she just wanted me to do all the work. I ain't got that kind of jab for that all night stuff.
And a guy with tighty whities under that.
I have this original record album. For those who have it know its way more awkward to see the front. For those that don't know, there is a zipper on the actually record album cover. Lol
WTF? SUGAR F**KING AINT BROWN!!!! WTF!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
i looove this
But this song is BETTER!
Hey, lmessi22fcb. . . you rule........
Never do they they get old!
Great song, the lyrics are very interesting
(JK) but seriously... . .
AND I'LL MURDER YOU!!!!!
IF YOU DON'T LIKE THIS SONG I'LL FIND YOU!!
I FREAKING LOVE THIS SONG!
Those brown girls sure like to ride!! Haha
Interacial sex is the best, till it's over
ds700049
Best saxsaphone solo ever
Mick was right on with brown sugar whatever he was talking about
The funny thing songs is often thought about just a interracial sex, when really it a historically accurate song about slave rap. I black and think ironic not offense but it is a good song , because , hey at Least it had a legit meaning
BEATIFUL BLACK WOMAN!!!!!!
I THINK WAS MICK WAS TALKING ABOUT ME(HA!!! HA!!!)
my guess is the lyrics aren't listed because they are pretty raunchy and contain some controversia l material as well.
Lyrics not available for the Rolling Stones' Brown Sugar? Really, Pandora? Seems lame.
In summer 76 last day of their tour at gator bowl they (he) mumbled thru every song couldn't understand a word only the tune, enjoyed every bit of it. Late Billy Preston, J Giles was there too.
I like a little brown sugar when I barbeque
WEll said Morag and tony, check out Faulkner, you can't dance to Big Bill but its the same song.
When you're in New Orleans you can't trust your moral compass. It's a little like Bermuda Triangle; compasses don't point to North anymore.They just spin around.
dillof8
How could something that feels so right be wrong? Woooo!
I know, right?! I've heard this song for almost all my life and just realized how WRONG it is!
I think your right Steven. I grew up with this song and never realised how perverse the lyrics are.
I thought it was about oral sex but maybe I was wrong.
First song I heard on my brother's new head phones when I got home from Vietnam. I still love it.
stevma
a true idol like it or not
One of the only great bands I've not seen live!!! Yeah, Yeah,Yeah.!! ! Whooo!! Only wish I could!!
is this about heroin or rape? ive heard both
heard brown sugar when i was growing up a teenager and i'm 52 now and i like it a lot more than then.
michelhollis 5 3
I never knew a song this good could be about an act so heinous as a slave owner raping his slaves. Shows you how good the Rolling stones are they can make a song about slave rape popular.
stevenvolk
Now I know why Mick slurs his lyrics so much. So no one will know how weird thy are.
On another note, I remember singing this song to myself around the house when I was about 13 or so. I thought the lyric was "Brown Sugar, how come you DANCE so good". I thought at worst it was about a stripper but could have just been about a girl he danced with...but didn't really think it was about some serious raunchy sex on a slave plantation.. . I can only imagine what my Mom thought...sh e never said a word.
Well, it has a lot of parts to it. It is a song about lots of raunchy sex going on on a slave plantation between the slaves and owners going all different ways. I think it fast forwards in time to a prostitution house in the south around the 40's-60's at the end. No doubt it is a raunchy song...maybe one of the raunchiest.. . t h a t is why it rules.

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