Honky Tonk-Woman

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Honky Tonk-Woman


from the home video The Undertaker
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 6 March 1995 - The Undertaker home video (video version)
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Honky Tonk Women is a 1969 song by The Rolling Stones, which first appeared as a single (later appearing on their 1969 compilation Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2). It is written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Prince has performed the song occasionally beginning in 1993. In 1995, a rehearsal version of the track, retitled Honky Tonk-Woman on the artwork, but still credited as Honky Tonk Women in the closing credits, was included as the third track on Prince’s VHS release The Undertaker.

The released version was recorded on 14 June 1993 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (along with versions of The Ride, Poorgoo, Bambi, Zannalee, The Undertaker and Dolphin, the day before recording Calhoun Square), but no other studio version by Prince is known to exist. The rehearsal recording was included as the third track on The Undertaker album (planned for release using the name ), which was ultimately abandoned.

Prince has also performed other songs by The Rolling Stones, including Miss You and (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
14 June 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Rehearsal recording
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Honky Tonk-Woman n/a n/a n/a No 'hard format' release of this song was made available.
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Honky Tonk-Woman T.B.C. The Undertaker VHS Rehearsal 14 June 1993, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; see The Undertaker for details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Honky Tonk-Woman Rehearsal The Undertaker version; 14 June 1993, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; same recording as video recording above
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • This song is a cover version of another artist’s song. As such, any cover version of this song should not be considered a cover version of Prince’s version, but of the original, and so these are not listed here.
  • Oddly the song is named Honky Tonk-Woman on the artwork of both the The Undertaker VHS and laserdisc releases, yet in the end credits of the film it is called Honky Tonk Women.
  • Interestingly, when Prince performed the track over the years, he sung only one verse and the chorus, followed by a guitar solo (hence perhaps the use of the singular Honky Tonk-Woman for the title instead of the original Honky Tonk Women). Moreover, the verse he sang is an adaptation of the original lyrics since it mixes the first two lines of the first verse and the last two lines of the second. Honky Tonk Women was performed in its entirety (all verses) only when it was sung with Shelby J. on lead vocals during shows in 2007.

References
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