Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 8 records:

Invisible Hitchcock, 1995  (CD)  Sequel Records RSA CD 825
Invisible Hitchcock, 1995  (CD)  Rhino Records R2 71840
Live At The Portland Arms, 1987  (Vinyl LP)  Glass Fish Records MOIST 4
Invisible Hitchcock, 1986  (Vinyl LP)  Relativity Records 88561-8089-1
Invisible Hitchcock, 1986  (Vinyl LP)  Glass Fish Records MOIST 2
Invisible Hitchcock, 1986  (CD)  Glass Fish Records MOIST 2 CD
Invisible Hitchcock, 1986  (Cassette)  Relativity Records 88561-8089-4
Live At The Portland Arms, 1983  (Cassette)  Midnight Music CLANG 1


You know one time I knew a guy called Ralph
Seems like a really long time ago now, but
He was a friend

Well there's guys like Hoyst
That gotta be moist
Girls like Joanna
With a modern day manner
Mamas like Joyce
With her turned up voice
The eyes-apple handles
That taste of a triple banana
O, Ralph, give me a spanner
That's what I want

Well, there's guys like Raymond
That gotta be dim
Cats like John
That gotta be dumb
Unlike him
You come in
With the guys that can handle the pace of a young iguana
Please, Ralph, give me a spanner
Come on, Ralph, that's what I want

Spanner: a wrench

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Known to have been played live at 6 gigs:

The Soft Boys:
Portland Arms (Cambridge, England UK), 11/1/1978 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: McCabe's (Santa Monica, California US), 5/26/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Maxwell's (Hoboken, New Jersey US), 1/9/2004 Deni Bonet (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Schuba's (Chicago, Illinois US), 11/6/2004 (Concert) electric
Robyn Hitchcock: Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, California US), 3/3/2005 (Concert) acoustic
Robyn Hitchcock: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 7/9/2005 w/ Grant Lee Phillips (Concert)

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