Gerry and The Pacemakers Ferry Cross the Mersey

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Gerry and The Pacemakers Ferry Cross the Mersey

Gerry and the Pacemakers Ferry Cross the Mersey

Mersey Beat

Group member Gerry Marsden wrote the song, and they released it as a single in 1964 in the U.K. and in 1965 in the U.S. It went to #8 in the U.K. and #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song also appears their 1965 film Ferry Cross the Mersey and on the soundtrack album. It was the first film to be shot on location in Liverpool after the city became famous for its music scene — The Beatles and all that. Gerry and The Pacemakers were the second group signed to Brian Epstein, who also managed the Fab Four. And Epstein, not surprisingly, appears in the film as a manager who signs Gerry and The Pacemakers. Cilla Black also appears in the film and performs “Is This Love?”

Gerry and The Pacemakers were from Liverpool, England, and played in many of the same areas as did The Beatles, including Hamburg, Germany. Among their hits were “How Do You Do it?”, “I Like It,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying.”

Here are the lyrics to “Ferry Cross the Mersey” by Gerry and The Pacemakers:

“Life goes on day after day
Hearts torn in every way

So ferry ‘cross the Mersey
’cause this land’s the place I love
and here I’ll stay

People they rush everywhere
Each with their own secret care

So ferry ‘cross the Mersey
and always take me there
The place I love

People around every corner
They seem to smile and say
We don’t care what your name is boy
We’ll never turn you away

So I’ll continue to say
Here I always will stay

So ferry ‘cross the Mersey
’cause this land’s the place I love
and here I’ll stay
and here I’ll stay
Here I’ll stay”

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Ferry Cross the Mersey” by Gerry and The Pacemakers.

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