The Rolling Stones have resigned one of their most popular rock songs because of the words that describe the horrors of slavery.
The Stones said they hAcesparks’t played the 1971 song “Brown Sugar” on current tours, and that the blues classic had been removed from their list.
“You got it, right?” Kate Richards, 77, told the LA Times, “Did the Stones cut the second most-performed song on their catalog in terms of cultural sensitivity?”
“I don’t know. I’m trying to figure out where the beef is with my sisters. Didn’t they understand it was a song about the horrors of slavery? But they’re trying to bury it.”
The first verse of the hit song describes the sale and beating of slaves in Louisiana, and tells of a “slave” who whips “women in the middle of the night.”
The popular chorus depicts uncoordinated sex between a violent boss and a young woman-slave, as well as the use of heroin.
The next verse describes the suffering of slaves in a song plantation. Lead singer Mick Jagger concludes the song: “The more you like a black girl, the more delicious you will be.”
“We’ve been playing‘ Brown Sugar ’every night since 1970,” Richards told the newspaper.
“So sometimes you think, ‘We’re going to take it off right now and see how it’s going.’ We can put it back in place.”
The Stones have performed the song 1136 times live, second only to Jumpin ‘Jack Flash, writes setlist.fm.
“Now I don’t want to come into conflict with all of this,” Richard said as he criticized the song. “But I hope we can resurrect the boy in glory somewhere on the track.”
The Stones had five performances of the “Filterless” type on Wednesday. The concerts celebrated the Septuagenarians ’first concert since 2019 and their first performances without drummer Charlie Wattts, who died in August at the age of 80.
It is clear that Jagger will not sing the song as a first person, but the dance tune has been heavily criticized in recent years, with some critics calling it “surprisingly rude and insulting.”
Other commentators have admitted it was “rude, sexually and surprisingly insulting,” but it doesn’t move anyway.
“I would never write this song right now,” Jagger told Rolling Stone in 1995. “I would have censored myself. I would have thought, ‘God, I can’t.’ I need to stop. I just can’t write like that. “
Brown sugar by Jagger / Richards
The Golden Coast slave ship set out for the cotton fields
Sold at the market in New Orleans
The scared old man knows he is doing well
Hear the women being whipped in the middle of the night
Brown sugar, how do you taste so good? Uh
Brown sugar, just like a young girl, yes, oh
The drums beat, the cold English blood boils
The housewife wonders when to stop
The house child knows he is doing well
You should have heard them in the middle of the night
Brown sugar, how do you taste so good now?
Brown sugar looks like a young girl right now (Yes)
Oh go on, brown sugar, how do you taste so good?
Oh, passionate about brown sugar
It must be like a black girl, yes
Oh, your mother was the queen of the tent show
And all his boys were sixteen years old
I’m not a high school student, but I know what I like
You should have heard me in the middle of the night
Brown sugar, how do you taste good, baby?
Oh, come on, brown sugar
Just like a young girl, yes
I said, ha, ha, ha, voo
So how do you taste so good?
Ha, ha, ha, voo
Just like a black girl is needed
Ha, ha, ha, voo