Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 6 records:

I Often Dream Of Trains, 1995  (CD)  Sequel Records RSA CD 821
I Often Dream Of Trains, 1995  (CD)  Rhino Records R2 71822
The Man Who Invented Himself, 1986  (Vinyl LP)  United Records UR 627
I Often Dream Of Trains, 1986  (Vinyl LP)  Relativity Records 88561-8082-1
I Often Dream Of Trains, 1986  (CD)  Midnight Music CHIME 00.05 CD
I Often Dream Of Trains, 1984  (Vinyl LP)  Midnight Music CHIME 00.05 S


This could be the day I've waited for all my life
And it's comin' true
This could be the day I've waited for all my life
And it looks like you
Bells of fire hissing through the dark and tropical night
Thrown by Nubian slaves

This could be the night I've waited for all my frumpy little life
This could be the night I cut a malignant growth with a steel knife
Tongues of fire hissing through the dark and tropical night
Thrown by Nubian slaves

This could be the train I've waited for all my life
Coming 'round the bend
This could be the chain that fettered me all my life
Coming to an end
I always bowed and curtsied, I held the candle high
And I blessed your valuable feet as they went by
Tongues of fire hissing through the dark and tropical night
Thrown by Nubian slaves

Bells of fire ringing through the dark and tropical night    9a
Tongues of fire ringing through the dark inflatable night   17a

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Known to have been played live at 13 gigs:

Robyn Hitchcock:
Onkel Po's (Hamburg, Germany), 2/17/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Ronnie Scott's (London, England UK), 4/21/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Hackney Empire (London, England UK), 2/17/1988 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: McCabe's (Santa Monica, California US), 5/26/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Backstage (Seattle, Washington US), 10/1/1994 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: 12 Bar Club (London, England UK), 7/16/1997 with Ntshuks Bonga and the Dear Janes (Concert)
Up Arrow Hill: Notting Hill Arts Club (London, England UK), 12/12/2001 Robyn Hitchcock (Concert) Robyn guested on lead vocals
Robyn Hitchcock: Crocodile Café (Seattle, Washington US), 4/21/2002 Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, Tad Hutchinson, more (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, California US), 4/23/2002 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: KCRW (Santa Monica, California US), 4/26/2002 (Radio)
Robyn Hitchcock: Amoeba Records (Hollywood, California US), 4/27/2002 (In-Store)
Robyn Hitchcock: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 4/27/2002 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: The Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto, Canada), 7/24/2002 (Concert)

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