Jumpin' Jack Flash

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards

Recording: Olympic Sound Studios, London April 1968
7" Single, May 1968

7“ single LIVE 29th November 1991
Performed onstage: 1969-73, 1975-78, 1981-82, 1989-90, 1994-95, 1997-99, 2002-03, 2005-07


 

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitar: Keith Richards
Acoustic guitars: Keith Richards & Brian Jones
Drums: Charlie Watts 
Bass: Keith Richards
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Jimmy Miller
Maracas: Mick Jagger
Piano: Ian Stewart
Organ: Bill Wyman
 

I was born in a crossfire hurricane
And I howled at my ma in the driving rain

But it's all right now, in fact it's a gas
But it's all right
I'm Jumping Jack Flash, it's a gas, gas, gas

I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag
I was schooled with a strap right across my back

I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead
I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled
Yeah, yeah, I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I was crowned with a spike right through my head

Come on, yeah

Jumping Jack Flash, it's a gas
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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