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Politicians and musicians have come together to record a charity single in memory of Labour MP Jo Cox. Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson, Cockney Rebel's Steve Harley and singer-songwriters KT Tunstall and David Gray are among those taking part. They will be joined by a cross-party group of MPs and others for a special recording of The Rolling Stones' You Can't Always Get What You Want. Mrs Cox was killed outside her constituency surgery on 16 June. Mrs Cox, 41, who was the Labour MP for Batley and Spen at the time, was shot and stabbed in Birstall, in front of her staff and residents. Thomas Mair, 53, is currently on trial for her killing at the Old Bailey. He denies murder and other charges. The song, released next year, will mark the launch of the Jo Cox Foundation, which will raise funds for causes close to the late MP. Released on December 16, the track was produced by Robin Millar and also features Kevin Brennan, Sir Greg Knight, Pete Wishart and Ian Cawsey, members of the cross-party parliamentary band MP4, and members of the Parliament Choir and the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus.

Song Lyrics:

I saw her today at the reception
A glass of wine in her hand
I knew she would meet her connection
At her feet was a footloose man
No, you can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometime you find
You get what you need
I saw her today at the reception
A glass of wine in her hand
I knew she was gonna meet her connection
At her feet was a footloose man
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you might find
You get what you need
And I went down to the demonstration
To get my fair share of abuse
Singing, "We're gonna vent our frustration
If we don't we're gonna blow a 50-amp fuse"
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you just might find
You get what you need
I went down to the Chelsea drugstore
To get your prescription filled
I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy
And man, did he look pretty ill
We decided that we would have a soda
My favorite flavor, cherry red
I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy
Yeah, and he said one word to me, and that was "dead"
I said to him
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You get what you need
You get what you need--yeah, oh baby
I saw her today at the reception
In her glass was a bleeding man
She was practiced at the art of deception
Well I could tell by her blood-stained hands
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You just might find
You get what you need
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You just might find
You get what you need


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