Gaye 
Words & Music by Clifford T Ward

This was the song that launched Cliff. A million seller - it hit number 8 in the British charts in June 1973. Early stories told that this song was written about a French girl with whom Cliff had engaged in a short affair while touring France, and who had committed suicide sometime after he had refused to stay with her and returned home: however, the recent definitive biography, by Dave Cartwright, has revealed that the stories were purely fictitious.


Gaye  

Gaye
Won't you let me have a say
In the way you behave
I won't last another day
If you decide to go away.

You're the tray of nice things
I upset yesterday
The display of bright rings
I let slip away.

Oh Gaye
You allay my every fear
In a most extraordinary way
If I thought that I could find
              my way without you
I would not ask you to stay.

INSTRUMENTAL

You're the tray of nice things
I upset yesterday
The mainstay of my dreams
That I let slip away.

Gaye
Won't you let me have a say
In the way you behave
I won't last another day
If you decide to go away.

Don't go away
Oh please stay
Don't go away
Please stay.

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