Who Sang Rick Rack? Gerry Rafferty and Billy Connolly / The Humblebums

Release information
Release Date: 2006-6-21
length: 2:52
Lyrics
Rick rack, rickety rack
See the train go along the track
When I grow up I want to be an engine driver
But if I can't be that I'll be a deep sea diver.

My father says that I must always work on the land
And I never disagreed when I'd see him lift his hand
Mother thinks that I should be a carpenter to trade
That I could fill my house with the things that I had made.

Rick rack, rickety rack
See the train go along the track
When I grow up I want to be an engine driver
But if I can't be that I'll be a deep sea diver.

I look at the skies, see the birds that can fly, and I feel like cryin'
Like a bird on the tree I just want to free so I'll keep on tryin'.

Rick rack, rickety rack
See the train go along the track
When I grow up I want to be an engine driver
But if I can't be that I'll be a deep sea diver.

My brother says that I must pay attention at the school
Because I've never won a prize, he thinks that I'm a fool
Teacher always asks me why I look so far away
It's just that I find nothing in the words he has to say.

Rick rack, rickety rack
I'm leaving home and I'm never coming back
I'm on my way to be an engine driver
But if I can't be that I'll be a deep sea diver.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Look Over the Hill & Far Away
  • 2 Saturday Round About Sunday
  • 3 Patrick
  • 4 Everybody Knows That
  • 5 Rick Rack
  • 6 Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway
  • 7 Please Sing a Song for Us
  • 8 Joe Dempsey
  • 9 Blood & Glory
  • 10 Coconut Tree
  • 11 Silk Pyjamas
  • 12 Good‐Bye‐Ee!
  • 13 Saturday Round About Sunday (single version)
  • 14 Bed of Mossy Green
  • 15 Everybody Knows That (live)
  • 16 Rick Rack (live)
  • 17 Please Sing a Song for Us (live)

  • Release information
    label: Strange Days Records
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988005433855
    script: Latin