SNL Transcripts: Mick Jagger: 05/19/12: Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck perform “Tea Party”


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 37: Episode 22

11v: Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck perform “Tea Party”

…..Mick Jagger
…..Jeff Beck

Mick Jagger: My roots are in Blues music. I love the Blues because, in any era, the Blues talk about what’s on people’s minds. So here’s some Blues that I wrote about the presidential election. And here’s a man who can really play the Blues like nobody else — Jeff! Beck!

[ dissolve to Jeff Beck wailing on his electric guitar, as Jagger comes forward and playfull hogs the stage ]

Mick Jagger: [ singing ]“If you want to sleep in the West Wing
Yeah, you got to strategize a bit.
Yeah, you want to sleep in the West Wing
You want to keep that private bowling alley
You got to strategize a bit.
Yeah, you’re gonna have to raise about a hundred million dollars
Or you’re gonna end up so deep down in the shit!

Mr. Romney, you know, he’s a mensch
But he always plays it straight up there.
Mr. Romney, he’s a hard workin’ man!
And he always says his prayers.
Yeah, but there’s one little thing about him
Don’t ever let him cut your hair!”

[ instrument break ]

Mick Jagger: [ singing ]“Who’ll be the president come November?
Well, it’s anybody’s guess.
That’s right!
Who’ll be sitting in the Oval Office?
Who can say?
I must confess.I betcha, betcha six months, he’ll be screaming
“Won’t you let me outta this mess?!”

Jeff Beck!

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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