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Lyr/Chords Req: Mary Skeffington (Gerry Rafferty)

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Will Bakker 22 Feb 99 - 02:25 PM
09 Aug 99 - 03:48 AM
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Subject: Mary Skeffington
From: Will Bakker
Date: 22 Feb 99 - 02:25 PM

Not really folk, but a very nice song by Gerry Rafferty. I have the lyrics, but can't find out the chords.


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Subject: RE: Mary Skeffington
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Date: 09 Aug 99 - 03:48 AM


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Subject: Chords Add: MARY SKEFFINGTON
From: Franz Lemmermeyer
Date: 09 Aug 99 - 12:59 PM

Hope that works.
  intro: 

|-4--7----4--2---4---0-----2--4-----------0---2---4-----2---|
|--------------------------------2-----4--------------------|
|-4--8----4--2---4---1-----2--4-----------1---2---4-----2---|
|--------------------------------2-----4--------------------|
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|-4--7----4--2---4---0-----2--4--5-----5--4-----2-----0-----|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-4--8----4--2---4---1-----2--4--6-----6--4-----2-----1-----|
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E
Mary Skeffington, close your eyes,
B7 E
I may believe that you are just a girl again.
E
Go to sleep tonight, think of days
B7 E
When you had something there to light the way.

Em A Em A
Look back on your home where you had the best years of your life
Em A Em B7
Remember the man who asked you if you would be his wife.


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Subject: RE: Mary Skeffington
From: Will Bakker
Date: 09 Aug 99 - 01:36 PM

Yes Franz, that's what I needed. I had trouble finding the chords on : 'look back on your home' and so on. I asked for these chords some months ago and there was no reaction at all. I refreshed the thread and now it worked. Thank you and greetings from Holland.


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Subject: RE: Mary Skeffington
From: GUEST,ARCHIE COMRIE
Date: 19 May 10 - 03:51 PM

Yes. Ten years later nearly and the same probs. Awfi guid. A big ta fae Scotland.


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Subject: RE: Mary Skeffington
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 11:46 PM

was their a real Mary and if so whom was she?


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Subject: Lyr Add: MARY SKEFFINGTON (Gerry Rafferty)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 12:07 AM

Can somebody post the complete lyrics for this song?

-Joe-
Oh, I found them, and verified them by listening to the recording.

MARY SKEFFINGTON
(Gerry Rafferty)

Mary Skeffington, close your eyes
I may believe (??) that you are just a girl again
Go to sleep tonight, dream of days
When you had something there to light the way

Remember a holiday in a north-of-England town
You slept in a room upstairs on a bed of eiderdown

Mary Skeffington, when you wake
You mustn't be afraid to face another day
Think of what you have, you'll get by
You've always been a lady, so hold your head up high

Look back on a home where you spent the best years of your life
Remember the man who asked you if you would be his wife

Mary Skeffington, close your eyes
I may believe that you are just a girl again
Go to sleep tonight, dream of days
When you had something there to light the way

The transcription I found online says I may believe in the first and last verses, and that's what I hear - but and make believe would make a lot more sense.

Source: http://www.lyrics007.com/Rafferty%20Gerry%20Lyrics/Mary%20Skeffington%20Lyrics.html


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Subject: RE: lyr/chords ADD: Mary Skeffington (Gerry Rafferty)
From: alex s
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 07:25 AM

It's "And make believe....."


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mary Skeffington (Gerry Rafferty)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 02:00 AM

Skeffington was Gerry Rafferty's mother Mary's maiden name


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mary Skeffington (Gerry Rafferty)
From: GUEST,Andy in Hamilton
Date: 28 Feb 11 - 07:07 PM

Mary Skeffington was the name of Gerry's mother. There's a story of how she had to keep him out of the house on Saturday nights so his Dad wouldn't come home drunk and beat up on Gerry.


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