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Published on Mar 24, 2011
Cover version of Gerry's 1978 track 'Island'. Recorded in 2005 by Alan Rafferty (Gerry's cousin) and Donna Wells (a lovely friend) for 'The Gerry Rafferty International Tribute Album'. All instruments played by Vili Ieru. Mixed and Mastered by David Mackin. Photos courtesy of Robert Ryan who incidentally also appears on the tribute album. Thanks to everyone for your help in contributing to this video and of course, to Gerry for the legacy of such wonderful music. I salute you all. Lyrics and related links to this video :-
Wake up my love, The sun is shining out there, blue sky up above It's a brand new day, Let's walk outside and let that breeze blow all our cares away. You know that way back there in that city life We've been strangers for so long Now that I feel like I know you again I want to stay. So long ago (yeah), We had a love so warm and bright, when we had just begun That was my last dream, Since then I've watched the rest just crumble one by one. Since we've been on this island, yeah it's felt so right It's getting closer now everyday Now that I feel like I know you again I want to stay. (sha la la sha la la ....) You know that on my own, I don't make it alone I need someone who needs me I only know that wherever you are I want to be. But from now on, We won't worry about a thing, yeah the past is gone This is our last day (yeah), We're gonna make sweet love before we sail away. (sweet sweet darling sha la la la sha la la la ....) Gerry Rafferty @ 1978.