Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 6 records:

Give It To The Thoth Boys, 1993  (Cassette)  BL1
Spectre, 1993  (CD)  A&M Records 31454 8031 2 (2 versions)
Respect, 1993  (CD)  A&M Records 31454 0064 2
Music View, 1993  (CD)  Music View Show #167/#168
Respect, 1993  (Cassette)  A&M Records 31454 0064 4
Live Death, 1992  (CD)  A&M Records 31454 8000 2


When I was dead I wore a strong perfume
When I was dead I never left the room
-- and I saw the apples hanging, like moments in the orchard --
But falling into action, the moment soon is over -- no returns

When I was dead I wasn't interested in sex
I didn't even care what happened next
I was free as a penny whistle, and silent as the glove
I wasn't me to speak of, just a thousand ancient feelings
That vanished into nothing -- into love

When I was dead somebody took my hand    (When I was dead)
I couldn't see his face I took his hand      (I couldn't see...)
And the Devil asked me to supper -- he said
"Careful with the spoons!"
And God said "Oh, ignore him!  I've got all your albums"
I said "Yes, but who's got all the tunes?"

When I was dead
When I was dead
When I was dead
When I was dead

He said, "Come and share my prunes."  13a

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Known to have been played live at 39 gigs:

Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians:
Trocadero (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US), 2/2/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Mountain Stage (Charleston, West Virginia US), 2/3/1992 & Deni Bonet (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Toad's Place (New Haven, Connecticut US), 2/4/1992 (Concert) (solo acoustic from here on..)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: The Ritz (New York, New York US), 2/7/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: El Mocambo (Toronto, Canada), 2/10/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Royal Oak Theatre (Royal Oak, Michigan US), 2/12/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: 1st Avenue (Minneapolis, Minnesota US), 2/17/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Slim's (San Francisco, California US), 2/26/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: 1st Avenue (Minneapolis, Minnesota US), 4/28/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Max's on Broadway (Baltimore, Maryland US), 5/7/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Park West (Chicago, Illinois US), 6/18/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: 328 Performance Hall (Nashville, Tennessee US), 6/20/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Moby Disc (Los Angeles, California US), 4/25/1993 (In-Store)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Fox Theatre (Ogden, Colorado US), 5/6/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Vic Theatre (Chicago, Illinois US), 5/10/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Newport Music Hall (Columbus, Ohio US), 5/13/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Metropol (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania US), 5/16/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Gaston Hall Georgetown University (Washington, DC US), 5/17/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: The Ritz (New York, New York US), 5/19/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Joiners Arms (Southampton, England UK), 8/2/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: The Junction (Cambridge, England UK), 8/3/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Big Mama (Rome, Italy), 2/9/1999 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA: The Paradise (Boston, Massachusetts US), 10/30/1999 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA: Iron Horse (Northampton, Massachusetts US), 10/31/1999 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Bottom Line (New York, New York US), 6/16/2000 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: The Point (Oxford, England UK), 11/17/2000 and friend (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: The Underworld (Camden, England UK), 11/18/2000 and friend(s) (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: The CLUNY (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England UK), 11/22/2000 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Crocodile Café (Seattle, Washington US), 4/4/2001 Peter Buck & Young Fresh Fellows (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Soft Boys: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 4/11/2001 Peter Buck, Jon Brion, Grant Lee Phillips (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Assembly Rooms (Edinburgh, Scotland UK), 8/5/2001 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Amoeba Records (Hollywood, California US), 4/27/2002 (In-Store)
Robyn Hitchcock: Fletcher's (Baltimore, Maryland US), 10/28/2003 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Johnny D's (Somerville, Massachusetts US), 10/30/2003 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Bottom Line (New York, New York US), 10/31/2003 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Sin-e (New York, New York US), 10/27/2004 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Smith's Olde Bar (Atlanta, Georgia US), 10/31/2004 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Maxwell's (Hoboken, New Jersey US), 11/14/2004 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Schuba's (Chicago, Illinois US), 3/31/2005 (Concert) acoustic

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