Irma Thomas's "Time Is On My Side" is actually not the original version of the song as your drunk friend will try to tell you. The original was by a trombonist, Kai Winding, and it included only two lines of lyrics "Time is on my side" and "You'll come running back" (sung by Cissy Houston, Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick). Lyrics were added for Thomas's version, and that's the way it hit the charts, and that's the version the Stones heard.
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Irma Thomas - Time Is On My Side mp3 at Groove Addict
Irma Thomas - Two Winters Long mp3 at Keep the Coffee Coming
Kai Winding - Time Is On My Side (streaming) at YouTube