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JUMPIN' JACK FLASH

Recorded during the Beggars Banquet sessions in 1968, but kept off the album and released as a single on May 24, 1968.. Main guitar riff through up by Bill Wyman, but he wasn't credited.

In 1968 a promotional film which the modern music videos evolved from was shot for this song with The Stones performing wearing body paint and heavy makeup on their faces, and far-out costumes. Soon the rock band Alice Cooper copied this and the look became a rock trend and the start of Glitter Rock. It also led to the look that the band KISS would adopt.

Lead Vocals: Mick Jagger Acoustic Guitars and Bass: Keith Richards Electric Guitars: Brian Jones  Drums: Charlie Watts Maracas: Jimmy Miller Organ: Bill Wyman Mellotron(?): Brian Jones Background Vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards

JUMPING JACK FLASH
(Jagger/Richards)

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I was born in a cross-fire 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 Jumpin' 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,
But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas!
But it's all right, I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash,
It's a Gas!  Gas!  Gas!

I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead.
I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled.
I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread.
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I was crowned with a spike right thru my head.
But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas!
But it's all right, I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash,
It's a Gas!  Gas!  Gas!

Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas
Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas
Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas
Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas

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