So, there we were, out on the verandah and this tune comes on. "WTF?" thinks I, "that sure sounds like Rod Stewart but that ain't the lyrics we know and love." Well, there's an explanation for that... but first, the tune:
I don't need to tell yaThe tune is billed as a demo version of "Maggie May" and yeah, a re-write was definitely in order here. I searched... in vain... for the lyrics to this version and came up empty (the bits quoted above are from memory). The instrumentation on this early version... aside from the inclusion of the extended mandolin solo... is essentially the same as the final version, and that's a good thing (Hello, Ronnie Wood!). But the lyrics? They're just bad, bad, bad. I can't believe I've gone all this time without hearing the demo version but I suppose stranger things have happened. OTOH, I can go just as long without hearing this again. Once is just enough.
That you look like a fella
But I'll kick your head in one of these days