Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 5 records:

I Often Dream Of Trains, 1995  (CD)  Sequel Records RSA CD 821 (2 versions)
I Often Dream Of Trains, 1995  (CD)  Rhino Records R2 71822 (2 versions)
I Often Dream Of Trains, 1986  (CD)  Midnight Music CHIME 00.05 CD
Bells of Rhymney, 1984  (Vinyl 12")  Plane 88426
Bells Of Rhymney, 1984  (Vinyl 12")  Midnight Music DONG 8


Bones In The Ground take one (rolling)

Oh Vera, my sweet
I would offer you some meat
In exchange for a good loaf of wax
I would smear it on you
And on all your apples, too
If I thought it would help you relax

But the bones in the ground, well they never make a sound
And the bones in the ground are all fine
And the bones in the air, well they haven't got a care
And the bones in the air are all mine

Oh, shiny Maureen
Won't you tell me where you've been
And I'll work out where you should be now
In a cluster of apes
That do rub themselves with grapes
You'll be tied to the back of a cow

But the bones in the ground, well they never make a sound
And the bones in the ground are all fine
When the bones in the wind, Lord have mercy, how they grinned
When the bones in the wind are all mine

Oh Paula Lorraine
Won't you comment on my sprain
And I'll shave you in some cozy church
I don't care what you're called
I just want to shave you bald
And I'll know that I've finished my search

But the bones in the ground, well they never make a sound
And the bones in the ground are all fine
And the bones in the air, well they sing a rattling air
And the bones in the air are all mine

Oh, I'd wallpaper over your cracks  6a
When you walk down the road    24a
I inflate like a toad

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Known to have been played live at 21 gigs:

Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians:
Ronnie Scott's (London, England UK), 4/21/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Ronnie Scott's (London, England UK), 5/10/1987 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Maxwell's (Hoboken, New Jersey US), 7/20/1988 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: McCabe's (Santa Monica, California US), 7/30/1988 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: TT the Bear's (Cambridge, Massachusetts US), 9/24/1989 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Cat's Cradle (Carrboro, North Carolina US), 4/27/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Einstein a-Go-Go (Jacksonville Beach, Florida US), 5/6/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: McCabe's (Santa Monica, California US), 5/26/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Fine Line Cafe (Minneapolis, Minnesota US), 7/24/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Lounge Axe (Chicago, Illinois US), 7/27/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Tramps (New York, New York US), 10/3/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Toad's Place (New Haven, Connecticut US), 10/7/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: SUNY, Albany Ballroom (Albany, New York US), 10/10/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Iron Horse (Northampton, Massachusetts US), 10/11/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Diamond Club (Toronto, Canada), 10/16/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Stache's (Columbus, Ohio US), 10/21/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Max's on Broadway (Baltimore, Maryland US), 10/25/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: McCabe's (Santa Monica, California US), 5/5/1991 and Andy Metcalfe (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Kennel Club (San Francisco, California US), 5/21/1991 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: 9:30 Club (Washington, DC US), 12/28/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Music Saves (Cleveland, Ohio US), 11/8/2004 (In-Store)

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