Covers Of Gerry Rafferty Songs

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A New Beginning | Baker Street
Days Gone Down | Get It Right Next Time
Right Down The Line | Stealin Time
Whatever's Written In Your Heart

Covers Of Gerry Rafferty Songs
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1. A New Beginning

In 1994 Rafferty released his album "Over My Head" and only released this song as the only single.

The song charted at #67 in Germany.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: a steady up and down will work for this one
  • Picking: Yes within the rhythm
  • Chords: Am, Em, G, D, C/G, G#
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2. Baker Street

This song was a single from Rafferty's 1978 album "City To City" and was a huge success in several countries. The song is named after Baker Street in London in case anyone was curious.

Gerry used to hang out in a flat near Baker Street while he was going thru legal issues with his old band Stealers Wheel.

Initially the sax part in this song was going to be sung. The song reached #3 in the UK and #2 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: a down up stop up and repeat will work for most of the song except you'll need downstrokes for the sax part
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: F, G, D, C, A7, D/A, Em, Dsus, Dm7, Am,
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3. Days Gone Down

This number hails from Rafferty's 1979 alum entitled "Night Owl".

The song reached #17 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down down down down up down up and repeat for the verse and eventually a down up stop up and repeat will work
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, B, F, D, Dsus, Am, Em, 
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4. Get It Right Next Time

This number hails from Rafferty's 1979 alum entitled "Night Owl".

The song reached #17 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up in the verse but some shuffle rhythm throughout
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords: A#, A, F, G, C, C/G
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5. Right Down The Line

Right Down The Line was also a single release from the 1978 album "City To City" and peaked at #12 in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song was written by Rafferty himself.

Ron Sexsmith, Bonnie Raitt are a few musicians who have covered the song.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Dm, C, Am, G, F, Bm, Gdim, A
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6. Stealin' Time

This track is also found on Gerry Rafferty's 1978 album "City To City" but the song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: a shuffle pattern blended in with some picking
  • Picking: a little
  • Chords: C, F
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7. Whatever's Written In Your Heart

This track can also be found on the 1978 album "City To City".

The song was released as a single but failed to chart.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a little
  • Chords: A#, G6, C, G, Em, Am, D
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