Label: London Records - K28P-9035 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll
It first appeared as the opening track to the United Kingdom version of their album Aftermath. It was released as a single in the United States and peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot singles chart in The B-side " Lady Jane " peaked at number The song deals with the sudden popularity of prescribed calming drugs among housewives, and the potential hazards of overdose or addiction. The drug in question is variously assumed to be meprobamate Miltown  or diazepam Valium.
The song begins with the line that is also heard as the last line in the repeated bridge section:. What a drag it is getting old Kids are different today, I hear every mother say Mother needs something today to calm her down And though she's not really ill, there's a Mothers Little Helper - The Rolling Stones - Gold Superdisc yellow pill She goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day .
And if you take more of those, you will get an overdose No more running for the shelter of a mother's little helper They just helped you on your way, to your busy dying day . The song is based around folksy chords and an eastern-flavoured guitar riff sounding like a sitarbut is a dual- slide riff played on two electric string guitars by Brian Jones and Keith Richards. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song by the Rolling Stones.
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