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Gerry Rafferty
Gerry Rafferty


Background information
Birth name Gerald Rafferty
Born April 16, 1947
Born place Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died January 4, 2011
Death place Upton, Dorset, England
Genre(s) Progressive Rock
Years active 1972—2010
Label(s) London Records
United Artists Records
Associated acts The Humblebums
Stealers Wheel



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Gerry Rafferty Album


Over My Head (1994)
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We've got the tropical night time, we've got the starry skyI know that this is the right time to wave the past goodbyeYou and I together so right in tuneOne more night of love, and one more Bajan Moon.
We've got the sound of the ocean, we've got the moonlit seaWe've got the sweetest emotion, as sweet as love can beGot a new horizon, new day coming soonOne more night of love, and one more Bajan Moon.
She's got the kisses that linger, she's got the lovin' touchMight put a ring on her finger, I want the girl so muchWe will be together, so right in tuneOne more night of love, one more Bajan Moon.
(fade...)Bajan Moon, sweet moonBajan moon, sweet moonBajan moon, sweet moonBajan moon, sweet moon.

Drums/Percussion: Arran AhmunKeyboards: Pavel RosakProgramming: Pavel RosakGuitars: Bryn HaworthHarpolek: Bryn HaworthBass Guitar: Mo FosterHarmonica: Julian DawsonVocals: Gerry Rafferty

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Born on the wind, cooled by the rainLost in a dream, no memory remainsUnder the clouds, far from the sunTied to a wheel, since time has begun.
And we sleep the live long nightAs part of the river we suffer together so far from the lightAnd we gaze the live long dayInto the waters of forgetfulness, yeah yeah yeah. yeah yeah yeah.
Tossed on the sea, still in a dreamLooks like a war, it's not what it seemsRuled by the moon, pulled by the tideNowhere to run and nowhere to hide.
And we sleep the live long nightAs part of the river we suffer together so far from the lightAnd we gaze the live long dayInto the waters of forgetfulness, yeah yeah yeah. yeah yeah yeah.
And we sleep the live long nightAs part of the river we suffer together so far from the lightAnd we gaze the live long dayInto the waters of forgetfulness, yeah yeah yeah. yeah yeah yeah.

Drums/Percussion: Arran AhmunKeyboards: Pavel RosakPercussion: Pavel RosakGuitars: Bryn HaworthSaxophone: Mel CollinsVocals: Gerry Rafferty

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She met a younger man and went to live in GermanyShe let a good man down, she told him he was historyShe's found a real hard station, she's paid the price for getting freeBut maybe she can make it, maybe she can make it alone.
He moved from town to town and drifted down to MexicoWrote her a tear stained letter, saying ‘Baby please don't go'Sweet dreams and miracles happen, but she still said noShe said I know that you can make itI know that you can make it alone. And he said...
‘Don't move, don't moveDon't mess that groove (baby)Don't move, don't leave me down and out.'
He'd call her up and say ‘My darlin' I feel so alone'She'd say I just can't talk about it -- on the telephoneHe'd say ‘Sweet Jesus -- am I really on my own?'She'd say I know you you can make itI know that you can make it alone. And he said...
‘Don't move, don't moveDon't mess that groove (pretty baby)Don't move, don't leave me down and out.'
She met a younger man and went to live in GermanyShe let a good man down, she told him he was historyShe's found a real hard station, she's paid the price for getting freeBut maybe she can make it, maybe she can make it alone.
Don't move, don't moveDon't mess that groove (baby)Don't move, don't leave me down and out.
Don't move, don't moveDon't mess that groove (little darlin')Don't move, don't leave me down and out.

Drums/Percussion: Arran AhmunKeyboards: Pavel RosakProgramming: Pavel RosakGuitars: Bryn HaworthBass Guitar: Mo FosterHarmonica: Julian DawsonLead Vocals: Gerry RaffertyBacking Vocals: Nicky Moore / Liane Carroll / Gerry Rafferty

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We sat up talking right on through the nightAnd the day had just begunThen you said let's take a walk outsideAnd watch the rising of the sun.
And over my head there was so much to see in the skyJust that feeling of being aliveDon't let it go, don't let it slip away.
We stood around until the sky was clearIt was time for you to goI watched your figure slowly disappearAs you walked off down the road.
And over my head there was so much to see in the skyJust that feeling of being aliveDon't let it go, don't let it slip away.
Don't let it go, don't let it slip awayDon't let it go, don't let it slip away.

Drums/Percussion: Arran AhmunBass Guitar: Mo FosterKeyboards/Strings: Ian LynnAcoustic Guitar: Gerry RaffertyVocals: Gerry Rafferty

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She's got the cool look, she's got the money manShe's got the diamonds, she's even got the suntanBut she's a bright girl, she's got a law degreeShe pioneered the introduction of the CD.
When she was young she read the Gurdjieff booksThe wisdom blew her awayShe's got the money, got good looksBut the girl's got no confidenceNo the girl girl girl sweet girlThe girl's got no confidence.
She went to Berkley, did primal therapyShe wrote the music for a series on the TVShe studied Rumi and Ibn'ArabiShe meditated every summer in a teepee.
But no religion's gonna tie her downShe loves her beautiful clothesShe's sittin' pretty livin' way up townBut the girl, the girl's got no confidenceNo the girl girl girl sweet girlThe girl's got no confidence.
Little by little she got heavy round the middleShe wore a silk kimono when the sun went downShe wrote to her mother and she took another loverShe gets a little lonely when the sun goes down.
She's got the cool look, she's got the money manShe's got the diamonds, she's even got the suntanBut she's a bright girl, she's got a law degreeShe pioneered the introduction of the CD.
When she was young she read the Gurdjieff booksThe wisdom blew her awayShe's got the money, she's got good looksBut the girl, the girl's got no confidenceNo the girl, the girl's got no confidenceNo the girl girl girl sweet girlThe girl's got no confidenceNo the girl girl girl sweet girlThe girl's got no confidence.

Drums/Percussion: Arran AhmunKeyboards/Bass: Pavel RosakProgramming: Pavel RosakElectric Guitars: Bryn HaworthNational Guitar: Bryn HaworthMandolin: Bryn HaworthBaritone Sax: Mel CollinsAcoustic Guitar: Rab Noakes / Gerry RaffertyLead Vocals: Gerry RaffertyBacking Vocals: Liane Carroll / Gerry Rafferty

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Is this a state that you can't controlOr don't you care who you're talking toEach time when things get out of handWhy it's the same thing you always doYou start to point out other people's mistakesSometimes you even show contemptHow come the way you exclude yourselfCan't you see that you're not exempt?
Wrong thinking gets the better of youIt only takes a moment or twoComes stealin' like a thief in the nightChanges every little thing in sightWrong thinking gets the better of you.
Well it's the same old thing that happensEvery time you react that wayTomorrow you'll want to forgetEverything you said todayBut everytime something reminds youYou play the same old game insideAny excuse in the book will doEverything can be justified.
Wrong thinking gets the better of youIt only takes a moment or twoComes stealin' like a thief in the nightChanges every little thing in sightWrong thinking gets the better of youBetter of you. Gets the better of you.
(fade)Wrong thinkingWrong thinking

Words and Music By: Joe EganPublished By: Baby Bun Music Ltd.Drums/Percussion: Arran AhmunPiano/Bass: Pavel RosakGuitars: Bryn HaworthMandolin: Bryn HaworthHarpolek: Bryn HaworthAcoustic Guitars: Rab Noakes / Gerry RaffertyVocals: Gerry Rafferty

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I'm a lonesome polecatLonesome sad and blue‘Cause I ain't got no feminine polecatVowing to be true.
I'm a mean old houndogBaying at the moon‘Cause I ain't got no lady friend houndogHere to hear my tune.
Ooh oohCan't make no vows -- To a herd of cows.
I'm a lonesome polecatLonesome sad and blue‘Cause I ain't got no feminine polecatVowing to be true.
Ooh ooh Can't shoot no breeze -- To a bunch of trees.
(fade)You make me so lonelyYou make me so lonely

Words and Music By: Gene Paul and J. MercerPublished By: Robin / Big 3Drums/Percussion: Arran AhmunPiano/Strings: Pavel RosakProgramming: Pavel RosakFinger Snaps: Pavel RosakBass Guitar: Pete ZornLead/Electric Guitars: Bryn HaworthHarmonica: Julian DawsonAcoustic Guitars: Rab Noakes / Gerry RaffertyVocals: Gerry Rafferty

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Right or Wrong (Stealers Wheel) version
I woke up, remembered everything I said to you last nightBut this time I sure won't worry about what I might have done'Cause I was out to please myself,Right or wrong.
You came in, looking like a long lost sheep,Said I've been using youYou got what you wanted, and that's alrightBut you were out to please yourselfRight or wrongUmmmmm yeah you were out to please yourselfRight or wrong.
Don't hang your head down, there ain't no shameIn what we've both been throughAlthough I'd like to help you outYou know I've got to save myselfRight or wrongUmmmmm you know I've got to save myselfRight or wrong.
When you go back, you know you're gonna have to look your bestYou're gonna have to turn on the magicMake believe it's realYou're gonna have to save yourselfRight or wrongUmmmmm yeah we were out to please ourselvesRight or wrongYeah we were out to please ourselves.
(fade)Yeah please yourself please yourselfRight or wrong yeah please yourself

Over My Head version
I woke up, remembered everything I said to you last nightBut this time I sure won't worry about what I might have done‘Cause I was out to please myself,Right or wrong.
You came in, looking like a long lost sheep,Said I've been using youYou got what you wanted, and that's alrightBut you were out to please yourselfRight or wrongUmmmmm yeah you were out to please yourselfRight or wrong.
Don't hang your head down, there ain't no shameIn what we've both been throughAlthough I'd like to help you outYou know I've got to save myselfRight or wrongUmmmmm you know I've got to save myselfRight or wrong.
Shake me when you're leavin' in the morningPack up your bags while I open my eyesI know you're gonna wake me in the morningSay bye bye and I'll be loving you.
When you go back, you know you're gonna have to look your bestYou're gonna have to turn on the magicMake believe it's realYou're gonna have to save yourselfRight or wrongUmmmmm yeah we were out to please ourselvesRight or wrongYeah we were out to please ourselves.
(fade)Yeah please yourself please yourselfRight or wrong yeah please yourself

Words and Music By: Joe Egan and Gerry RaffertyPublished By: Baby Bun Music Ltd. / Polygram SongsDrums/Percussion: Arran AhmunPiano/Bass: Pavel RosakKeyboards: Pavel RosakGuitars: Bryn HaworthSaxophone: Mel CollinsAcoustic Guitars: Bryn Haworth / Rab Noakes / Gerry RaffertySynth Pad: Ian LynnLead Vocals: Gerry RaffertyBacking Vocals: Nicky Moore / Liane Carroll / Gerry Rafferty

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Late againWhen I get home you'll be waitingStill you know there ain't no use in you complainingI know that I can show some respectEspecially when I'm wrongBut when I get back I know you'll say'You've been away too long.'
I wonder why I stayWhen everybody's gone (yeah)There's always something thereThat keeps me hanging on.
ooooh, la-la-laooooh, la-la-la
I wonder why I stayWhen everybody's gone (away)There's always something thereThat keeps me hanging on.
I know that I could show some respectEspecially when I'm wrongLate againWhen I get home you'll be waiting.

Written by: Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty

Over My Head version
Drums/Percussion: Arran AhmunKeyboards: Pavel RosakBass Guitar: Pete ZornSaxophone: Mel CollinsMandolin: Bryn HaworthAcoustic Guitar: Gerry RaffertyLead Vocals: Gerry RaffertyBacking Vocals: Nicky Moore / Liane Carroll / Gerry Rafferty

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Wake up in the morning with the sunshineThrough my window and it's making me riseWake up in the morning with the sunshineThrough my window and it's filling my eyesWake up in the morning with the sunshineThrough my window you know it looks alrightIt looks alright.
I may be tired but I'm laughingIn everything I see the things that you doI may be tired but I'm laughingIn everything and I see you laughing tooI may be tired but I'm laughingIn everything you know it feels alrightIt's alright.
I used to worry about just where I was going toBut today it is all clear.
Because the fog has lifted and I can seeSomething better than I've seen beforeBecause the fog has lifted and I can seeSomething better and it's opened my doorBecause the fog has lifted and I can seeSomething better and it's alrightIt's alright.
I used to worry about just where I was going toBut today it is all clear.
I can feel something alive inside of meTelling me where to put my feetI can feel something alive inside of meTelling me that it's nearly completeI can feel something alive inside of meTelling me it's gonna be alrightAlright.

Words and Music By: Joe Egan, Rab Noakes, and Gerry RaffertyPublished By: Baby Bun Music Ltd. / Noakes Music Ltd. / Polygram SongsDrums/Percussion: Arran AhmunBass Guitar: Pete ZornPiano/Strings: Pavel RosakElectric Guitar: Bryn HaworthMandolin: Bryn HaworthAcoustic Guitars: Rab Noakes / Bryn Haworth / Gerry RaffertyLead Vocals: Gerry RaffertyBacking Vocals: Nicky Moore / Liane Carroll / Gerry Rafferty

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Out the blue you came to meAnd blew away life's miseryOut the blue life's energyOut the blue you came to me.
Every day I thank the lord and ladyFor the way that you came to meAnyway it had to be two hearts --One destiny.
Out the blue you came to meAnd blew away life's miseryOut the blue life's energyOut the blue you came to me.
All my life has been a long slow knifeI was born just to get to youAnyway I've survived long enough --To make you my wife.
Out the blue you came to meAnd blew away life's miseryOut the blue life's energyOut the blue you came to me.
Like a U.F.O. you came to meAnd blew away life's miseryOut the blue life's energyOut the blue you came to me.

Words and Music By: John LennonPublished By: BMG Publishing Ltd.Drums/Percussion: Arran AhmunBass Guitar: Pete ZornPiano/Keyboards: Pavel RosakSlide/Electric Guitars: Bryn HaworthStrings: Ian LynnVocals: Gerry Rafferty

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Looking at a new day, seeing in a new wayLiving in the here and now, forget tomorrowLooking at a new girl, living in a new worldI'm changing every little thing cause I've found something new.
I'm gonna make a new start, I'm gonna play a new partGoing down a different road, a new directionNow I've got a new feel, now I've got a new dealI'm telling everyone I know that I've found something new.
Standing alone with the beat of my heartI don't know if I'm losing or winningRescued by love and the angels aboveI'm sensing a whole new beginning.
I'm looking at a new moon, listening to a new tuneI never thought I'd find such understandingNow I've got a new love, that fits me like a new gloveI'm changing every little thing ‘cause I've found something new.
Standing alone with the beat of my heartI don't know if I'm losing or winning (I'm on the way)Rescued by love and the angels aboveI'm sensing a whole new beginning.
Something new...
Standing alone with the beat of my heartI don't know if I'm losing or winning (I'm on the way)Rescued by love and the angels aboveI'm sensing a whole new beginning.

Drums/Percussion: Arran AhmunElectric/Bass Guitar: Pavel RosakKeyboards: Pavel RosakHarmonica: Pavel RosakElectric Guitars: Bryn HaworthTenor/Baritone Sax: Mel CollinsHarmonica: Julian DawsonVocals: Gerry Rafferty

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Humblebums (classic acoustic) version
The coat she wore still lies upon the bedThe book I gave her that she never readShe left without a single word to sayHer father didn't like me anyway.
She always wanted more than I could giveShe wasn't happy with the way we livedI didn't feel like asking her to stayHer father didn't like me anyway.
Daddy never knew just what she'd seen in meDaddy didn't like my hairPerhaps if we had talked, he'd have seen something in meBut Daddy didn't really care.
To tell the truth I didn't have the nerveI know I only got what I deservedSo now she's taken leave of me todayHer father didn't like me anyway.
Daddy never knew just what she'd seen in meDaddy didn't like my hairPerhaps if we had talked, he'd have seen something in meBut Daddy didn't really care.
The coat she wore still lies upon the bedThe book I gave her that she never readShe left without a single word to sayHer father didn't like me anyway.

Vocals: Gerry Rafferty

Over My Head version
The coat she wore still lies upon the bedThe book I gave her that she never readShe left without a single word to sayHer father didn't like me anyway.
She always needed more than I could giveShe wasn't happy with the way we livedI didn't feel like asking her to stayHer father didn't like me anyway.
Daddy never knew just what she'd seen in meHe said I was going nowhereMaybe if we'd talked, he'd have seen something in meBut Daddy didn't really care.
To tell the truth I didn't have the nerveI know I only got what I deservedSo now she's taken leave of me todayHer father didn't like me anyway.

Published By: Logo Songs Ltd.Keyboards: Pavel RosakAcoustic Guitars: Rab Noakes / Gerry RaffertyShaker: Brad DavisVocals: Gerry Rafferty

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