Mattie's Rag

Album: City To City (1978)

Songfacts®:

  • Running to 3 minutes and 38 seconds, Rafferty wrote the 6th track on his monster City To City album for his daughter, Martha. In the 1970s, like a lot of music people, especially songwriters, Rafferty was embroiled in legal disputes, and this necessitated his commuting to London from his native Scotland. "Mattie's Rag" is a sort of Daddy's home song for his return to see his daughter.
  • The song was released as a single backed by "Home And Dry" and in another release as the B Side of "City To City", one version running to 4 minutes 9 seconds, and another to 5 minutes 35 seconds. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

Comments: 1

  • Reg from Kemptville, OnOn the City to City vinyl Mattie's Rag is listed at 3 minutes 26 seconds.
    Short but chatchy! (Almost an ear worm.)
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