Lyric sheets: The Universal Joint
News this week reveals that it was Paul McCartney who introduced Mick Jagger to cannabis, having himself been introduced to it by Bob Dylan
Friday 19 September 1997
Then passed it to another
Who thought it might be fun
To syncopate his rhythm
And thus was jazz begun
Via musos, various actors
Then tried the thing for size
It came to Robert Mitchum
(Which might explain his eyes)
Then back to Charlie Parker
And round the Be-Bop clan
Through beatniks on to Dylan
Who took the thing and ran
To hand it to The Beatles
Ringo, George and John
Across to Paul McCartney
Who turned Mick Jagger on
It passed though swinging London
In classic outlaw style
Residing with Keith Richards
Who kept it for a while
The custom then ascended
Beyond the hippy trail
Until it came to Clinton
Who claimed not to inhale
You can't have politicians
Stoned upon their backs
They wouldn't fight elections
They'd all be blowing sax
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