interest on the loan lyrics – ralph mctell

now it’s come to talking i don’t have much to say,
it wouldn’t come out right, and so i’ll leave it out, oh it’s best that way
and i want to get out now cos i need just a couple of drinks.
can you lend me a little money till i draw my pay?

and i’m leaving like a thief in the night.
but i will try to write to you, or maybe phone
and i’ll send you back the money,
but not the love you lent
i could never pay no interest on that loan

you really give me comfort i couldn’t take more tenderness
my credit’s overdrawn and i just slide deeper in your debt
and i want to get out now cos i need just a couple of drinks.
can you lend me a little money till pay day next?

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why don’t you get some rest now you ought to get an early night.
i’ve got a key so you can lock the door and it’ll be all right.
i’ll just take my winter coat, it looks like it might rain.
can you lend me a little money just for the night?

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/ ralph mctell lyrics