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Maggie May
by Rod Stewart

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 wanna 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 wished 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
Ooh, ooh, ooh

Lyrics © WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC INC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Martin Quittenton, Roderick Stewart

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Rogers Collier

“Maggie....I’d wish I never seen your face”. We have all been there

mike patrick

at least not in the morning light....


Yes we have bro, yes we have

Rayechel Barber


mi channnal

@Jiggy stardust69 I am not bitching you are the pussy whiner

Jiggy stardust69

@mi channnal snap your finger!! See how fast that was?Happened in a blink...that's how fast women move on to another man. Stop bitchin.

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My Maggie May was a young lady called Jan, I met her in the spring of 81 she was 24 and I was 17 nearly 18, but spent the summer lying about my age. Anyway we spent an amazing year together, and spent most weekends away in B+B's just outside of Brighton, she really was my first true love and an amazing women. I had a motorbike as I hadn't passed my test then, so she used to drive us about in her 74 Ford Capri...we drove down to the Isle of Wight four times and on two of those occasions never left our room, except for provisions, that and days out was a blueprint for our relationship.
Anyway she ended up emigrating to Australia and we lost contact, then in 99 I got a phone call from an old friend I used to work with telling me Jan had rung my old firm and she was over here for six weeks. We were both divorced by then had kids and nearly twenty years had passed, but after a couple of days we picked up where we had left off all those years ago and had another great summer..
She is back in Oz now, I'm, in the UK and we've lost touch again...oh well we might meet up again, who knows, but she'll always be my Maggie May.

Pamela Becker

That's an awesome story. I have a feeling I was somebody's Maggie May... I can't remember everybody from back in the day lol...

John Garrett

Thanks so much for your reply sir I really appreciate that sir.

Steven douglas

Man, I cried reading this. I've stories to share as well, but this story was so profound. <3

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