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
Beautiful Queen, 1997  (CD)  Warner Brothers PRO-CD-8725
Rob, Bob & Albert, 1996  (CD)  ZIM 30


Lyrics:

0l' black Bascom, don't break no mirrors
Cold black water dog, make no tears
You say you love me with what may be love
Don't you remember makin' baby love?
Got your steam drill built and you're lookin' for some kid
To get it to work for you like your nine-pound hammer did
But I know that you know that I know that you show
Something is tearing up your mind.

Tell me, momma,
Tell me, momma,
Tell me, momma, what is it?
What's wrong with you this time?

Hey, John, come and get me some candy goods
Shucks, it sure feels like it's in the woods
Spend some time on your January trips
You got tombstone moose up and your brave-yard whips
If you're anxious to find out when your friendship's gonna end
Come on, baby, I'm your friend!
And I know that you know that I know that you show
Something is tearing up your mind.

Tell me, momma,
Tell me, momma,
Tell me, momma, what is it?
What's wrong with you this time?

Ohh, we bone the editor, can't get read
But his painted sled, instead it's a bed
Yes, I see you on your window ledge
But I can't tell just how far away you are from the edge
And, anyway, you're just gonna make people jump and roar
Whatcha wanna go and do that for?
For I know that you know that I know that you know
Something is tearing up your mind.

Ah, tell me, momma,
Tell me, momma,
Tell me, momma, what is it?
What's wrong with you this time?




Copyright  1971 Dwarf Music


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Known to have been played live at 4 gigs:

Robyn Hitchcock:
Borderline (London, England UK), 5/25/1996 with Homer (Concert) Electric, w/the band
Robyn Hitchcock: Crocodile Cafe (Seattle, Washington US), 6/13/1997 with Tim Keegan, Scott McCaughney, Peter Buck and YFF (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: ?, 11/1/1997 with "Homer" and Mickey Jones (Concert) (with Mickey)
Robyn Hitchcock: ?, 11/1/1997 with "Homer" and Mickey Jones (Concert)

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