Gerry Rafferty The Maid Of Culmore

From sweet Londonderry, oh, to fair London town

There is no better harbour anywhere to be found

Where the children each evening are round the seashore

And the joybells are ringing for the maids of Culmore

The first time I saw my love she passed me by

And the next time I saw her she bade me goodbye

And the third time I saw her she grieved my heart sore

And she sailed down Lough Foyle and away from Culmore

To the north parts of America I will go my love see

Where I will know no one, oh, or no one knows me

And it’s if I don’t find her I’ll return back no more

Like an exile I will wander from the maid of Culmore

Gerry Rafferty Bajan Moon

We’ve got the tropical night time, we’ve got the starry sky

I know that this is the right time to wave the past goodbye

You and I together so right in tune

One more night of love, and one more Bajan Moon.

We’ve got the sound of the ocean, we’ve got the moonlit sea

We’ve got the sweetest emotion, as sweet as love can be

Got a new horizon, new day coming soon

One more night of love, and one more Bajan Moon.

She’s got the kisses that linger, she’s got the lovin’ touch

Might put a ring on her finger, I want the girl so much

We will be together, so right in tune

One more night of love, one more Bajan Moon.

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Bajan Moon, sweet moon

Bajan moon, sweet moon

Bajan moon, sweet moon

Bajan moon, sweet moon.

Gerry Rafferty Didn’t I?

Didn’t I tell you? Didn’t I tell you true?

Didn’t I say the words that meant so much to me?

Didn’t I love you, just like you wanted me to?

Didn’t I say right then everything was going to be alright?

Didn’t I, didn’t I, now didn’t I?

Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I?

When I was way down, taking the long way ’round

There were times when you told me we’d never make the other side

I asked you to understand, lend me a helping hand

Didn’t I tell you we could make it as long as you believed in me?

Didn’t I, didn’t I, now didn’t I?

Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I, now didn’t I?

Didn’t I, didn’t I, now didn’t I?

Didn’t I, didn’t I, now didn’t I?

Didn’t I tell you? Didn’t I tell you true?

Didn’t I say the words that meant so much to me?

Didn’t I love you, just like you wanted me to?

Didn’t I say right then everything was going to be alright?

Didn’t I, didn’t I, now didn’t I?

Didn’t I, didn’t I, now didn’t I?

Gerry Rafferty Cat And Mouse

As you crossed the room, I was all wrapped up in my cocoon

When you said hello, I had nowhere to run and I had nowhere to go

With a fool like you, I will say anything you want me to

With a fool like me, I’m amazed at how you take it all so seriously.

People come and people go, and people want to tell you just how much they know

But I’m runnin’ out of alibis, I got one thing left that I can’t deny

Yes I’m doin’ time, doin’ time, and it won’t be long ‘til I cross that line

Yes the day will come when it’s time to go, you better get ready, ‘cause now you know.

In a place like this, you abandon all hope, you just exist

You can’t break the spell, well you know you’re not in heaven, but you might be in hell.

People come and people go, and people want to tell you just how much they know

But I’m runnin’ out of alibis, I got one thing left that I can’t deny

Yes I’m doin’ time, doin’ time, and it won’t be long ‘til I cross that line

Yes the day will come when it’s time to go, you better get ready, ‘cause now you know.

As you crossed the room, I was all wrapped up in my cocoon

When you said hello, I had nowhere to run and I had nowhere to go.

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Yes I’m runnin’, runnin’, runnin’, runnin’

Yes I’m runnin’, runnin’, runnin’, runnin’

Gerry Rafferty Silent Night

Silent night, holy night

All is calm, all is bright

Round yon Virgin Mother and Child

Holy Infant so tender and mild

Sleep in heavenly peace

Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight

Glories stream from heaven afar

Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!

Christ, the Saviour is born

Christ, the Saviour is born

Silent night, holy night

Son of God, love’s pure light

Radiant beams from Thy holy face

With the dawn of redeeming grace

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth

Gerry Rafferty Night Owl

Night comes down and finds you alone

In a space and time of your own

Lost in dreams in a world full of shadows.

Down the street the neon light shines

Offering refuge and hope to the blind

You stumble in with no thought of tomorrow.

Yes, I get a little lonely when the sun gets low

And I end looking for somewhere to go

Yes, I should know better but I can’t say no.

Oh no no no

No no no no

The lights are low and the Muzak is loud

You watch yourself as you play to the crowd

One more face in a palace of mirrors.

One more drink, you’re sailing away

One more dream but it’s looking ok

One more time to watch the flow of the river.

Yes, I get a little lonely when the sun gets low

And I end looking for somewhere to go

Yes, I should know better but I can’t say no.

Oh no no no

No no no no no no no oooooooh

Yes, I get a little lonely when the sun gets low

And I end looking for somewhere to go

Yes, I should know better but I can’t say no.

Oh no no no

No no no no

You’ve seen it all yeah you’ve seen it before

Like a fool you always come back for more

You live your life like there was no more tomorrow.

Night comes down and finds you alone

In a space and time of your own

Lost in dreams in a world full of shadows.

Yes, I get a little lonely when the sun gets low

And I end looking for somewhere to go

Yes, I should know better but I can’t say no.

Oh no no no

Oh no no no

No no no no

No no no no

No no

No no

Oooooooooooh

Gerry Rafferty A Dangerous Age

Night was fallin’, the horizon was callin’, as we drove into the setting sun

Goin’ back to that country that we still call home

Said good bye to the capital city, yeah this town has got me on the run

I need to spend some time out in the great unknown.

I’m lookin’ for sweet inspiration, every morning noon and night

But these days it just keeps on passing me by,

I know you don’t feel like making this journey, but you know that time is on my side

I can’t go on living like a refugee

Way down south where the living is easy, we can look across the great divide

But all we’ve got is a pocketful of memories.

We stood on the motorway shoulder as the sun rose over the lowland hills

And my heart broke down, when I looked at you

Don’t tell me you’re leavin’ me now, when you know how hard I’ve been tryin’

Darling you’re my world, don’t bring it all tumbling down

It’s only the code of the road, and the sound of a motor wheel cryin’

Don’t renege my love, don’t bring it all tumbling down.

One more morning, yes another day dawning, and I’m looking at a bird that sings

Wish I could change my whole life, and just fly away

Over the mountains down through the valleys, through the homeland of the Celtic kings

Now it’s just the frontline for the U.S.A..

We live in a time when the spirit of love and devotion is breakin’ down

And my heart broke down when I looked at you

Don’t tell me you’re leavin’ me now, when you know how hard I’ve been tryin’

Darling you’re my world, don’t bring it all tumbling down

It’s only the code of the road, and the sound of a motor wheel cryin’

Don’t renege my love, don’t bring it all tumbling down.

Gerry Rafferty I Could Be Wrong

Nothing is touched, I still want you so much

The feeling’s so strong yeah — but I could be wrong

A love affair ends, and now we’re just friends

The real thing is gone yeah — but I could be wrong.

In the morning when I wake up and it’s a sunny day

All my troubles seem to fly away

Then I remember, and it’s down and down I go.

I watch the rising of the moon

Darkness always comes too soon

When the night comes falling

It’s down and down I go.

Now I can see you don’t need me

You’ll get along yeah — but I could be wrong.

Day and night I’ve been soul searchin’ in a stormy sea

All your tears washin’ over me

When the truth comes callin’, it’s down and down I go.

I was dreamin’ of the night we met

So many moments that I can’t forget

When the night comes fallin’, it’s down and down I go.

Now it appears I’ve cried all my tears

The sadness is gone yeah — but I could be wrong

Nothing is touched, I still want you so much

The feeling’s so strong yeah — but I could be wrong.

Time goes by and a love affair ends

Hearts run dry and now we’re just friends

The real thing is gone, we’ll sing you a song

But I could be wrong.

Gerry Rafferty Take The Money And Run

I was caught up in a fever

In that summer of ‘69

And my heart was cryin’ out for change

And I knew time was comin’ when I’d get away.

So I moved down to that city

Where I met a friend of mine

And I must admit he tried to warn me well

With all those bad luck stories he could tell.

He said “Take the money and run,

Take the money and run

Believe it, in this town you can’t trust anyone

You’re gonna learn that lesson my son”.

“Take the money and run,

Buy yourself a place in the sun

Don’t be a fool, don’t you trust anyone

You gotta take the money and run, take the money and run”.

He was broken, he was wasted

He’d been brought down to his knee

And his heart was crying out for truth

You could see the whole world’s sadness in his eyes.

So I took good care of business

At least as far as I could see

I could read the signs and I knew all the lines

But so many times his voice came back to me.

“Take the money and run,

Get it at the point of a gun

Believe it, in this town you can’t trust anyone

You’re gonna learn that lesson my son”.

“Take the money and run,

Buy yourself a place in the sun

Don’t be a fool, don’t you trust anyone

You gotta take the money and run, take the money and run”.

I’ve been wanderin’ through this wasteland

Where the blind go leading the blind

And the only sound on the money-go-round

Was the million voices waiting to be found.

I could only hear a whisper

It was comin’ from the one I loved

And her heart was saying this can’t be right

All my wasted days and all her lonely nights.

Take the money and run,

Get it at the point of a gun

Believe it, in this town you can’t trust anyone

You’re gonna learn that lesson my son.

Take the money and run,

Buy yourself a place in the sun

Don’t be a fool, don’t you trust anyone

You gotta take the money and run, take the money and run.

Gerry Rafferty I Was A Boy Scout

I was a boy scout in St. Mary’s troop

I had my own patrol

I had a necktie and a monkey suit

‘Til I heard rock and roll.

And I was going into something that was feelin’ good

It was something I could understand

I was going into something, it was feeling free

I was singing like a reborn man.

I was around to see Columbus

I used to lie a lot

I had a Bible and a rosary

And one day I forgot.

And I was going into something that was feelin’ good

It was something I could understand

I was going into something, it was feeling free

I was singing like a reborn man.

I sold the shoes, I had a great career

Down at the Main Street store

‘Til I decided I should disappear

‘Til I walked out the door.

And I was going into something that was feelin’ good

It was something I could understand

I was going into something, it was feeling free

I was singing like a reborn man, yeah.

I was a boy scout in St. Mary’s troop

I had my own patrol

I had a necktie and a monkey suit

‘Til I heard rock and roll.

Now I was going into something that was feelin’ good

It was something I could understand

I was going into something, it was feeling free

I was singing like a reborn man.

I was going into something that was feelin’ good

It was something I could understand

I was going into something, it was feeling free

I was singing like a reborn man, yeah, hey, mmm, hey

I was a boy scout, mmm

I had my own patrol, yeah.