Tom Waits has penned a poem about Keith Richards

Last week, legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards (miraculously) reached his 76th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, Tom Waits has penned a new original poem in honour of Richards.

Richards was a frequent collaborator of Waits’, appearing on several of his albums, including Rain Dogs and Bad As Me.

In celebration of Keith Richards’ (unlikely) 76th birthday, Tom Waits has penned the legendary guitarist a new original poem.

In the new poem, Waits lists many of Richards’ most admirable qualities:

“He wrote his share of the songs from Sticky Fingers/ In a henhouse in Malta / He once won the Hope Diamond in a poker game/ And in the same night lost it in a game of craps / He owns a lug wrench and a tire jack made of solid gold.”