Rod Stewart - Maggie May Lyrics

Rod Stewart Every Picture Tells a Story cover art
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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 any more
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
But 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 any more

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 any more
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 'n' 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 wish that I'd never seen your face
I'll get a ride home one of these days, oh-oh

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Every Picture Tells a Story
  • 2 Seems Like a Long Time
  • 3 That’s All Right
  • 4 Tomorrow Is Such a Long Time
  • 5 Maggie May
  • 6 Mandolin Wind
  • 7 (I Know) I’m Losing You
  • 8 Reason to Believe


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Martin Quittenton, Rod Stewart
    album: Track 5 in album Every Picture Tells a Story
    release date: 1971
    popularity : 227 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 5:48
    producer: Rod Stewart
    violin: Dick Powell
    piano: Pete Sears
    double bass: Danny Thompson
    drums: Micky Waller
    lead vocals: Rod Stewart
    vocal: Madeline Bell
    acoustic guitar: Martell Brandy, Rod Stewart and Martin Quittenton
    pedal steel guitar & guitar & bass guitar: Ron Wood
    slide guitar: Sam Mitchell
    organ: Ian McLagan
    bass: Andy Pyle
    Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin