Jumpin' Jack Flash

Words & Music:

Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
(The Rolling Stones)


This is transcribed in Guitar World.  To play like Keef, tune to open E [E B E G# B E].


B5   E5  A5  [3x]   B5  A5/B  [2x]


A5/B   B5        A5/B               B5   A5/B

I was born in a crossfire hurricane.

And I howled at my ma in the drivin' rain.



         D5   A5    E                   B5

But it's all right now, in fact it's a gas.

         D5  A5         E                          B5

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.




I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead.

I fell down to my feet & I saw they bled.


And I frowned at the crumbs on a crust of bread.

 I was crowned with a spike right through my head.




INTERLUDE OVER:  B5  E5  A5 [repeat as you will]



B5                 E5     A5

Jumpin Jack Flash, it's a gas!  [repeat and out]


Basic verse riff in standard tuning:









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