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I was a boy scout in St. Mary's troop
I had my own patrol
I had a necktie and a monkey suit
'Til I heard rock and roll.

And I was going into something that was feelin' good
It was something I could understand
I was going into something, it was feeling free
I was singing like a reborn man.

I was a Knight of St. Columba's
I used to lie a lot
I had a Bible and a rosary
And one day I forgot.

And I was going into something that was feelin' good
It was something I could understand
I was going into something, it was feeling free
I was singing like a reborn man.

I sold the shoes, I had a great career
Down at the Main Street store
'Til I decided I should disappear
'Til I walked out the door.

And I was going into something that was feelin' good
It was something I could understand
I was going into something, it was feeling free
I was singing like a reborn man (yeah).

I was a boy scout in St. Mary's troop
I had my own patrol
I had a necktie and a monkey suit
'Til I heard rock and roll.

And I was going into something that was feelin' good
It was something I could understand
I was going into something, it was feeling free
I was singing like a reborn man.
I was going into something, it was feeling free
I was singing like a reborn man (yeah).

I was a boy scout
I had my own patrol.



Drums: Liam Genockey
Bass Guitar: Mo Foster
Slide Guitar: Bryn Haworth
Piano: Billy Livsey
Organ: Pete Wingfield
Congas: Frank Ricotti
Acoustic Guitar: Gerry Rafferty
Brass Arrangment: Chris Mercer
Vocals: Gerry Rafferty



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