Song of the Day, December 11: Didn’t I by Gerry Rafferty

RaffertyMoneyDidntToday’s song is from Gerry Rafferty’s wonderful transition album, Can I Have My Money Back? After leaving folky duo the Humblebums, Rafferty put together this solo debut. It’s a great set of pop songs, inspired by Rubber Soul era Beatles but distinctively his own vision. He collaborated on some tracks with old friend Joe Egan, and the pair would follow the disc with a short stint as part of the band Stealers Wheel.

Didn’t I? is one of the standout tracks. Deceptively simple folk pop, it’s a rebuttal to a romantic partner who is dissatisfied with the singer’s best efforts. With sincerity and determination, the narrator stands his ground, demanding to be taken seriously and appreciated.

Enjoy this wonderful song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

3 Responses to Song of the Day, December 11: Didn’t I by Gerry Rafferty

  1. Thom Hickey says:

    Thanks. Gerry was an inspired craftsman who left us a great treasury of songs. Regards Thom.

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