Who Sang May I? Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot Did She Mention My Name cover art

Some other versions of "May I"
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Gordon Lightfoot
release date: 1968-1
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic
length: 2:21
producer: John Simon
Finders, keepers, losers, weepers
Ring around the rosy
And I'll catch you if I can
And if you don't say may I,
Then you'll have to start again
But first you must indulge me
And count from one to ten
Let the game begin

I adore you when you touch me
Pin the tail upon the donkey,
You will surely win
And if you don't say may I,
Then I'll pass the cake around
And I won't give you any,
But you won't make a sound
You don't eat soap, anyhow

Red light, green light,
Blue light, yellow light
You can take three giant steps
Or a baby step will do
But if you don't say may I,
Then I'll march you out the door
Where you'll be contemplating
The numbers one to four
I hope you're keeping score

'Cause if you don't say may I,
Then I'll get you with the hose
And spoil your Sunday clothes
Will it please you if I tease you
While you're at the spindry,
I'll pass the pie around
But you won't make a sound
You don't eat blackbird anyhow

There's four and twenty reasons
Why it can't be wrong
How long have you been gone
Finders, keepers, losers, weepers
Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater
Wear your sneakers around sound sleepers

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wherefore and Why
  • 2 The Last Time I Saw Her
  • 3 Black Day in July
  • 4 May I
  • 5 Magnificent Outpouring
  • 6 Does Your Mother Know
  • 7 The Mountains and Maryann
  • 8 Pussywillows, Cat-Tails
  • 9 I Want to Hear It From You
  • 10 Something Very Special
  • 11 Boss Man
  • 12 Did She Mention My Name

  • Album Information
    label: United Artists
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin