Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Bob Dylan

Released on 4 records:

Robyn Sings, 2002  (CD)  Oak Tree MPEP001/2
Robyn Sings, 2002  (CD)  Editions PAF! PAF 002
Inflatable Hitchcock 2, 2000  (CD)  [none listed]
Rob, Bob & Albert, 1996  (CD)  ZIM 30


Lyrics:

When she said,
"Don't waste your words, they're just lies,"
I cried she was deaf.
And she worked on my face until breaking my eyes,
Then said, "What else you got left?"
It was then that I got up to leave
But she said, "Don't forget,
Everybody must give something back
For something they get."

I stood there and hummed,
I tapped on her drum and asked her how come.
And she buttoned her boot,
And straightened her suit,
Then she said, "Don't get cute."
So I forced my hands in my pockets
And felt with my thumbs,
And gallantly handed her
My very last piece of gum.

She threw me outside,
I stood in the dirt where ev'ryone walked.
And after finding I'd
Forgotten my shirt,
I went back and knocked.
I waited in the hallway, she went to get it,
And I tried to make sense
Out of that picture of you in your wheelchair
That leaned up against . . .

Her Jamaican rum
And when she did come, I asked her for some.
She said, "No, dear."
I said, "Your words aren't clear,
You'd better spit out your gum."
She screamed till her face got so red
Then she fell on the floor,
And I covered her up and then
Thought I'd go look through her drawer.

And, when I was through
I filled up my shoe
And brought it to you.
And you, you took me in,
You loved me then
You didn't waste time.
And I, I never took much,
I never asked for your crutch.
Now don't ask for mine.


Copyright  1966; renewed 1994 Dwarf Music


No guitar tab entered.


Known to have been played live at 9 gigs:

Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians:
Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, California US), 7/15/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Borderline (London, England UK), 5/25/1996 with Homer (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 7/31/1999 guesting with Grant Lee Phillips, Tim Keegan (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA: Maxwell's (Hoboken, New Jersey US), 11/2/1999 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA: 1st Avenue (Minneapolis, Minnesota US), 11/11/1999 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 4/30/2002 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: The Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto, Canada), 7/24/2002 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Music Millennium (Portland, Oregon US), 11/12/2003 w/ Scott McCaughey (In-Store)
Robyn Hitchcock: The Hideout (Chicago, Illinois US), 4/2/2005 (Concert)

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