"Sister Morphine" is a song originally released by British singer Marianne Faithfull as a single in 1969. It was later popularised by the rock and roll band The Rolling Stones, who included it on their 1971 album release Sticky Fingers. It was originally credited to Jagger/Richards, but after a legal battle, Faithfull has been credited as co-writer.
Recording and release
Faithfull's version has Jagger on acoustic guitar, Charlie Watts on drums, Ry Cooder on slide guitar and bass guitar, and Jack Nitzsche, the producer, on piano and electronic organ.
Only 500 copies of "Sister Morphine" went out. According to Faithfull, it was actually the B-side to "Something Better".
The Rolling Stones' version was recorded in May and June 1969, but never released as a single.
Faithfull's name appeared on the credits of the 1994 remastered release of Sticky Fingers.
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