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I've Got My Mind Set On You
James Ray Lyrics


I've got my mind set on you
I've got my mind set on you
I've got my mind set on you
I know what I've got to do

It's gonna take money
Whole lotta spending money
It's gonna take hard earned money
To do it up right, child

It's gonna take time
A whole lot of precious time
It's gonna take patience and time, oh
To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it
To do it, oh yeah

Everywhere I go, you know
Bad luck follows me
Every time I've fallen in love
You know I'm left in misery

This time I really feel
I feel that it's really real
I feel if I put my mind to it
I feel that I really could do it

I've got my mind set on you
I've got my mind set on you
I've got my mind set on you
I know what I've got to do

It's gonna take money
Whole lotta spending money
It's gonna take hard earned money
To do it up right, child

It's gonna take time
A whole lot of precious time
It's gonna take patience and time, oh
To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it
To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it

I've got my mind set on you
I know what I've got to do

It's gonna take money (it's gonna take money)
Whole lotta spending money (a whole lotta spending money)
It's gonna take all of your money (whole lotta hard earned cash)
To do it up right, child (to do it up right, child)

It's gonna take time (it's gonna take time)
A whole lot of precious time (a whole lotta precious time)
It's gonna take patience and time, oh (a whole lotta patience and time)
To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it
To do it, oh yeah

Everywhere I go, you know
Bad luck follows me
Every time I fall in love
I'm left in misery

This time I really feel
I feel that it's really real
I feel if I put my mind to it
I feel that I really could do it

It's gonna take money (it's gonna take money)
Whole lotta spending money (a whole lotta spending money)
It's gonna take all of your money (whole lotta hard earned cash)
To do it up right, child (to do it up right, child)

It's gonna take time (it's gonna take time)
A whole lot of precious time (a whole lotta precious time)
It's gonna take patience and time, oh (a whole lotta patience and time)
To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it
To do it, oh yeah
To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it

Lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Rudy Clark

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Forestofhappiness

Fantastic song, I thought George Harrison's was the original up until lately.

New Yorkers

George's one was better. Still wish he and John would be here. RIP John Lenon(1940-1980) and George Harrison(1944-2001) Long live Paul Mcartney and Ringo Starr

Bosnian Kumquat

@Steve Scontriano He didn't steal it ., he made a cover.

Bosnian Kumquat

ditto

robert plumer

same

Bermuda Inc

Same found out today

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Bewilderbeastie

Both this and the George Harrison version are absolute bangers

Finster

@The Cinematic Mind - 100% agree. The omission of that lyric changes the whole flavor of the song. So does changing the word “feel” to “know”. We lose the down-on-luck tone of the song. This song was meant to be soulful!

The Cinematic Mind

George Harrison I hugely feel takes away what make the song great in the lyrics, with the cut of the verse
“Everywhere I go, you know
Bad luck follows me
Every time I've fallen in love
You know I'm left in misery”

Taylor Ford

I love at 1:14 where that Latin-y cowbell kind of gives way to the really clean swung-eighth hi-hats.
Also the call and response between Ray and the chorus around 2:00 is so sick.
But my ultimate favorite part of this song is the smoothness of the melody when he sings "Everywhere I go, you know..." This song is so good.

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