Memo from Turner*
(*Mick Jagger version)

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
First release: Performance (soundtrack) LP, September 1970
Recording date: September-October 1968 and early 1970                  Recording location: London, England & Los Angeles, United States
Producer: Jack Nitzsche        Engineer: unknown


Drums: Gene Parsons
Bass: Jerry Scheff
Electric guitar: Russ Titelman
Slide electric guitar: Ry Cooder
Vocal: Mick Jagger
Organ: Jack Nitzsche
Percussion: (unknown)

Didn't I see you down in San Antone
On a hot and dusty night?
You were eating eggs in Sammy's
When the black man there drew his knife

Ah you drowned that Jew in Rampton
As he washed his sleeveless shirt
You know, that Spanish speaking gentleman
The one that we all call Kirk

Come now, gentlemen
I know there's some mistake
How forgetful I'm becoming
Now you've fixed your business straight

I remember you in Hemlock Road
In 1956
You're a faggy, little leather boy
With a smaller piece of stick

You're a lashing, smashing hunk of man
Your sweat shines sweet and strong
Your organ's working perfectly
But there's a part that's not screwed on

Weren't you at the Coke convention
Back in 1965?
You're the misbred, grey executive
I've seen heavily advertised

You're the great, grey man whose daughter licks
Policemen's buttons clean

You're the man who squats behind the man
Who works the soft machine

Come now, gentlemen
Your love is all I crave
You'll still be in the circus when I'm laughing
Laughing in my grave

When the old men do the fighting
And the young men all look on
And the young girls eat their mothers' meat
From tubes of plasticon

Be wary, please, my gentle friends
Of all the skins you breed
They have a tasty habit
They eat the hands that bleed

So remember who you say you are
And keep your noses clean
Boys will be boys and play with toys
So be strong with your beast

Oh Rosie dear, don't you think it's queer
So stop me if you please
The baby's dead, my lady said:
You gentlemen, why you all work for me

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