Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 5 records:

Greatest Hits, 1996  (CD)  A&M Records 31454 0570 2
Robyn Hitchcock Greatest Hits, 1996  (Cassette)  A&M Records 31454 0570 4
Invisible History, 1994  (CD)  SPQR Records SPQR01CD
Madonna Of The Wasps, 1989  (Vinyl 7")  A&M Records AM-1409
Madonna Of The Wasps, 1989  (Cassette)  A&M Records TS-1409


"Taste your own juices, Mr. Avon."
Said the nurse, "I'm sick of doing it for you.
You know what abuse is, Mr. Avon.
And you obviously love it, yes you do"

Oh the ruling class
Just wanna suffer
Yeah, the ruling class
Just want some pain
All them strawberries
They're not enough for
All those open wounds
All that champagne

"Ease your own shorts off a little further"
Said the lips that hovered slyly in the void
Elizabeth Schwarzkopf never went to Gurnard
But that's no reason not to be paranoid

Oh the ruling class
All hate their mothers
Oh the ruling class
All went to good schools
When they go to bed
On one another
And then they grow up and
Make all the rules

Hang the judges high (Hang the judges high)
Hang the wise men of the realm
Hang the judges high (Hang the judges high)
Hang the wise men of the realm
Rock on Denny boy (Rock on Denny-boy)
Hang the wise men of the realm

Oh the ruling class
They got no worries
Yeah, the ruling class
Ain't got a dime
They've got lots of them
They're in no hurry
'Cause the ruling class
Rules all the time

14: Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, opera singer
15: Gurnard, a town on the Isle of Wight

No guitar tab entered.

Known to have been played live at 7 gigs:

Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians:
Kulturbolaget (Malmo, Sweden), 10/28/1989 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Iron Horse (Northampton, Massachusetts US), 10/11/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Blind Pig (Ann Arbor, Michigan US), 10/18/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Maxwell's (Hoboken, New Jersey US), 12/30/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Max's on Broadway (Baltimore, Maryland US), 1/1/1991 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: McCabe's (Santa Monica, California US), 5/5/1991 and Andy Metcalfe (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Mein Batschkapp (Frankfurt, Germany), 11/20/1991 (Concert)

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