Let It Rock

Composer: Chuck Berry      Original performer: Chuck Berry (1960)
First release: Brown Sugar UK single B-side, April 1971
Recording date: March 1971        Recording location: University of Leeds, Leeds, England (live)
Performed onstage: 1970-71, 1978-79

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Rhythm electric guitar: Mick Taylor
Lead electric guitar: Keith Richards
Vocal: Mick Jagger
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Saxophone: Bobby Keys
Trumpet: Jim Price
 

In the heat of the day down in Mobile, Alabama
Working on a railroad with a steel driving hammer
I've got to get the money to buy some brand new shoes
Trying to find somebody to take away these blues
She don't love me, try to singing in the sun
Pay day's coming and my work is all done

Yeah, in the evening, when the sun is sinking low
All day I've been waiting for the whistle to blow
I'm sitting in the teepee built right on the track
Rolling them bones 'til the foreman come back
Pick up your belongings, try to scatter about
We've got an off-schedule train coming two miles out

Yeah

Everybody talking, trying to scramble around
Picking up their money, tearing the teepee down
Foreman want to panic, about to go insane
Trying to get the workers out of the way of the train
Engineer blow the whistle loud and long
Can't stop the train, he had to let it roll on

Come on

 


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