“Maggie May”

Rod Stewart

ALBUM: Every Picture Tells A Story

1971

CHART POSITION: Number 1 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100

Songwriter(s): Rod StewartMartin Quittenton

 

Wake up, Maggie

I think I got something to say to you

It’s late September and

I really should be back at school

I know I keep you amused

But I feel I’m being used

Oh, Maggie, I couldn’t have tried anymore

You led me away from home

Just to save you from being alone

You stole my heart and that’s what really hurts

The morning sun, when it’s in your face

Really shows your age

That don’t worry me none

In my eyes you’re everything

I laughed at all of your jokes

My love you didn’t need to coax

Oh, Maggie, I couldn’t have tried anymore

You led me away from home

Just to save you from being alone

You stole my soul and that’s a pain I can do without

All I needed was a friend

To lend a guiding hand

But you turned into a lover

And mother what a lover!

You wore me out

All you did was wreck my bed

And in the morning kick me in the head

Oh, Maggie, I couldn’t have tried anymore

You led me away from home

Cause you didn’t want to be alone

You stole my heart

I couldn’t leave you if I tried

I suppose I could collect my books

And get on back to school

Or steal my daddy’s cue

And make a living out of playing pool

Or find myself a rock & roll band

That needs a helping hand

Oh, Maggie, I wish I’d never seen your face

You made a first-class fool out of me

But I’m as blind as a fool can be

You stole my heart but I love you anyway

Maggie, I wished I’d never seen your face

I’ll get on back home one of these days

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