Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 3 records:

Spectre, 1993  (CD)  A&M Records 31454 8031 2
Respect, 1993  (CD)  A&M Records 31454 0064 2
Respect, 1993  (Cassette)  A&M Records 31454 0064 4


The wreck of the Arthur Lee
Will never return again

The captain and all his men
Went up and jumped overboard
"Jesus is Lord" they cried

Believe in love!
Believe in love
And I'll believe in you

The missing Avenger planes
Will never return to base
-- don't you wait up for them

How often have you boys said
"I ain't gonna bump no more"?
"We ain't gonna bump no more"

Believe in love!  Believe in love!
And I'll believe if you'll believe in me
I got home
There was nobody there
Just the phone
Let it ring in the air
But it's home

The wreck of the Arthur Lee
Will never return again
Never return again

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Known to have been played live at 29 gigs:

Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians:
Deep Ellum Live (Dallas, Texas US), 7/3/1992 (Concert) (solo)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Coach House (San Juan Capistrano, California US), 7/10/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Edge (Palo Alto, California US), 7/13/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: 9:30 Club (Washington, DC US), 12/28/1992 (Concert) encore
Robyn Hitchcock: 9:30 Club (Washington, DC US), 12/29/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: 40 Watt Club (Athens, Georgia US), 1/2/1993 (with members of REM, most likely.) (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Highland Grounds (Los Angeles, California US), 3/22/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: MTV 120 Minutes 'Left of the Dial' (New York, New York US), 4/1/1993 (Radio)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Warfield (San Francisco, California US), 4/28/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: La Luna (Portland, Oregon US), 4/30/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Backstage (Seattle, Washington US), 5/1/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Fox Theatre (Ogden, Colorado US), 5/6/1993 (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: Toad's Place (New Haven, Connecticut US), 5/20/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Keswick Theatre (Glenside, Pennsylvania US), 5/21/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Fastlane Club (Asbury Park, New Jersey US), 5/22/1993 (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: Club Quattro (Tokyo, Japan), 11/10/1993 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Toad's Place (New Haven, Connecticut US), 1/1/1994 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Ruvido Club (Bologna, Italy), 3/5/1994 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Crocodile Cafe (Seattle, Washington US), 10/4/1994 with The Young Fresh Fellows (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Three Kings (Clerkenwell, England UK), 7/1/1995 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: 12 Bar Club (London, England UK), 1/26/1996 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Knitting Factory (New York, New York US), 3/12/1997 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 2/22/2003 w/ Baby Lemonade, Jon Brion, Grant Lee Phillips (Concert)

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