Ragamuffin Man by Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann were a rock band formed in London, UK in 1962. Named after their keyboard player, who later led the successful 1970’s group Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, the band had two lead vocalists, Paul Jones 1962-66 and Mike d’Abo 1966-69

Ragamuffin Man
Album: Mannerisms
Date: 1969
Genre: Pop

Lyrics by Peter Callander and Mitch Murray

Born and raised as a rich man's son
You were always the restless one
Living high only made you low
So you packed up and hit the road
Hey, it's the Ragamuffin Man
Life was so grand, you used to stand
Holdin' your head up high
Look at you now, I wonder how
You can be satisfied
Stowed a ride on a westbound train
Called yourself by another name
Spent your nights in a mission home
Cast away the life that you'd known
Hey, it's the Ragamuffin Man
Life was so grand, you used to stand
Holdin' your head up high
Look at you now, I wonder how
You can be satisfied
As you rise in the mornin' rain
Take a look down that road again
Does the thought ever grab your mind
For the life that you've left behind?
Hey, it's the Ragamuffin Man
Life was so grand, you used to stand
Holdin' your head up high
Look at you now, I wonder how
You can be satisfied
Hey, it's the Ragamuffin Man
Ahhhhh, la la la la la la la
Hey, it's the Ragamuffin Man

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