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(Rafferty/Egan)

Got to get back to the telephone,
Make some money from a complete unknown.
I know everything that I've got to say,
I know 'cause I'm a good businessman.

I can make you rich, I can make you a name,
Promise you the world if you'll play my game.
If you don't want to play it, don't bother me.
That's why I'm a good businessman.

A good businessman, a good businessman,
A good businessman, a good businessman.

If I find that you ain't got no trust in me,
Then it's time to use my psychology.
I can change your mind, I can turn you around,
I know 'cause I'm a good businessman.

Let me tell you now, I don't need your respect,
Seems to me there's one thing that you forget:
I ain't in this business to be friends with you,
That's why I'm a good businessman.

A good businessman, a good businessman,
A good businessman, a good businessman.

(instrumental break)

Got to get back to the telephone,
Make some money from a complete unknown.
I know everything that I've got to say,
I know 'cause I'm a good businessman.

I can make you rich, I can make you a name,
Promise you the world if you'll play my game.
If you don't want to play it, don't bother me.
That's why I'm a good businessman.

A good businessman, a good businessman,
A good businessman, a good businessman.

(instrumental fade out)


Gerry Rafferty & Joe Egan: Their songs, voices, guitars, pianos, mandolins and kazoos - and featuring their organs
Peter Robinson: Piano, Electric Piano, Hammond Organ, Pipe Organ, Synthesizer & Chimes
Gary Taylor: Electric Bass and Mini-Moog
Joe Jammer: Electric Guitar
Andrew Steele: Drums, Tambourines, Congas, Triangle, Chimes, Maracas, Wood Blocks, Cowbell, Claves and Jawbones
Bernie Holland: Electric Guitar
Chris Neale: Harmonica
Corky Hale: Harp
Chris Mercer: Tenor Sax
Steve Gregory: Tenor Sax
Mike Stoller: Electric Harpsichord
Strings arranged by Richard Hewson
Horns arranged by Mike Stoller



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