100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs

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"You Got the Silver" (1969)

The Rolling Stones
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"One of the first ones I wrote entirely by myself," Richards said. It's gruff, simple country blues with his shining acoustic-slide work, some handsome Nicky Hopkins organ, and autoharp from Jones. It's also a sleeper among Let It Bleed's flamboyant set pieces. As a love song by a romantic to a gold digger, it's among the guitarist's truly revealing moments.

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