All Down the Line

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: July 1970 & December 1971-March 1972
Recording locations: Olympic Sound Studios, London & Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, USA

7“ single B-side 15.July 1972

CD-single 30th October 1995 LIVE
       Performed onstage: 1972-73, 1975, 1977-78, 1981, 1994-95, 1998-99, 2002-03, 2005-07

 

 

Line-up:

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Rhythm electric guitars: Keith Richards
Slide electric guitar: Mick Taylor
Drums: Charlie Watts
Upright acoustic bass:Bill Plummer
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Kathi McDonald
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Saxophone: Bobby Keys
Trumpet and/or trombone: Jim Price
Maracas: Jimmy Miller

 

Yeah, heard the diesel drumming all down the line
Oh heard the wires a-humming all down the line
Yeah, hear the women sighing all down the line
Oh hear the children crying all down the line

We'll be watching out for trouble, yeah
And we'll keep the motor running, yeah

You can't say yes and you can't say no
Just be right there when the whistle blows
I need a sanctified girl with a sanctified mind to help me now

Yeah, all the people singing all down the line
Watch the men all working, working, yeah, all down the line

And we'll open up the throttle, yeah
Bust another bottle, yeah

I need a shot of salvation, baby, once in a while
Hear the whistle blowing, hear it for a thousand miles

Well you can't say yes and you can't say no
Just be right there when the whistle blows
I need a sanctified mind to help me out right now

Won't you be my little baby for a while?

(...) walking all down the highway side
That's why I need you (...)
 
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