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

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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FemShep

This version seems to be missing the George Harrison backflip off a chair

John Munk

Since he didn't have a motion video, the best he could do was sit still on the chair.

Mr Spectacals

George's double might I add lol

LightSnowOvernight

I'm an old, long-time Beatles fan, but confess that I didn't know George didn't write this

banzai0212

No worries. You are in the majority. George wanted The Beatles to record this song, but "The Greater Beatles", weren't buying it. The suggestion came from a "Lesser Beatle", George Harrison.
George changed the title, verses, and the feel of the tune. Got My Mind Set on You was George Harrison's last hit single. I only know that because I am a George-aholic!

lezzman

@dylan greengard No, I'm definitely NOT hating on James Ray and yes, he is a top class singer. All I said was after spending the last 30 years listening to one version and to now hear it by someone else, it just feels odd. Not bad, just unusual. Like the first time I heard George Harrison sing Ringo Starr's "It Don't Come Easy". It didn't seem right because I spent so much time hearing it done by Ringo that it felt out of place...not worse, just weird.

Hogans Dubs

You're talking about the same guy over here who did not know The Beatles' Twist and Shout was a cover as well?

lezzman

I knew it was written by Rudy Clark...I had the 30cm vinyl remix, but I had never heard the James Ray original until now. I know I shouldn't, but after living with the Harrison version for more than 30 years, I just feel Ray's rendition seems out of place somehow.

John Sessoms

@Brem Yeah. It was written by Rudy Clark who also wrote "It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)" and "Good Lovin'" for the Rascals.

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Stu Art

George Harrison also wrote Something, Here Comes the Sun, and Taxman. Listen to them. What's my point ? He didn't need to cover anything, he loved this song, and wanted everyone too know. It was 1987.

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