Sister Morphine

Sister Morphine

"Sister Morphine" is a song originally released as a single by British singer Marianne Faithfull and later popularized by the rock and roll band The Rolling Stones, found on their 1971 album release Sticky Fingers. Marianne Faithfull released a version of the song as a single in 1969.

The Stones' version was recorded in May and June 1969, but was never released as a single. With Jagger singing, the song features Ry Cooder on bottleneck guitar, Keith Richards on acoustic, and Jack Nitzsche on piano.

Faithfull's name appeared on the credits of the 1994 remastered release of Sticky Fingers.

The song was performed during the Rolling Stones' 1997/1998 Bridges to Babylon Tour. A live recording was captured and released on the 1999 live album No Security.

References in popular culture

A chapter of Patti Smith's 1978 book Babel was titled "Sister Morphine".

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