Beg, Steal or Borrow (Ray LaMontagne song)

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"Beg, Steal or Borrow"
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Single by Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs
from the album God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise
Released2 July 2010
GenreFolk rock
LabelRCA Records
Songwriter(s)Ray LaMontagne
Producer(s)Ray LaMontagne
Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs singles chronology
"You Are the Best Thing"
"Beg, Steal or Borrow"

"Beg, Steal or Borrow" is the lead single of the album God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise by American folk singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne and his backing band The Pariah Dogs released on 2 July 2010.[1]

The song received a Grammy Award nomination for Song of the Year on 1 December 2010.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

"Beg, Steal or Borrow" has received positive reviews from music critics. The song received a "thumbs up" review from the American Noise website.[3] Merchants of Rock described it as "very promising" written in the same vein of his then-latest single “You Are the Best Thing”.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted on the Billboard Rock Songs chart on 11 September 2010 at number 42.[5] The following week it reached its peak position at number 34 remaining in the chart for the following 14 weeks.[5] On 8 January 2011 the single re-entered the Rock Songs charts at number 50.[5]


  1. ^ "Stream Ray's new single! | The Official Ray LaMontagne Site". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-12.
  2. ^ Sycamore, Matt. "First Look: Song Of The Year". Retrieved 2011-08-12.
  3. ^ "American Noise Music Blog". Retrieved 2011-08-12.
  4. ^ "New Song From Ray LaMontagne "Beg Steal or Borrow"". Merchants Of Rock. 2010-06-17. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-12.
  5. ^ a b c "Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, "Beg Steal or Borrow"". 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2011-09-28.