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| Name = Girlfriend In A Coma
 
| Name = Girlfriend In A Coma
| Total Length =
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| Total Length = 2:02<br>2:02 (Monitor Mix)
| Recorded =  
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| Recorded = Circa March-April 1987
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Marr
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Marr
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| Producer = [[Stephen Street]]<br>Assisted by [[Morrissey]] & [[Johnny Marr]]
 
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| Art =Shelagh Delaney picture from "A Taste Of Honey" (1961 Ed.).
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| Vinyl Etching =UK 7": AND NEVER MORE SHALL BE SO / SO FAR, SO BAD
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UK 12": EVERYBODY IS A FLASHER AT HEART/AND NEVER MORE SHALL BE SO
 
| Publisher = [[Rough Trade Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (US)
 
| Publisher = [[Rough Trade Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (US)
 
| Format =  7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
 
| Format =  7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
| Release =  
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| Release = August 1987
| Chart = UK #
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| Chart = UK #13
 
| Type = Single
 
| Type = Single
 
| ArtistType = The Smiths
 
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Revision as of 16:03, 10 September 2021

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THE SMITHS Single
Name Girlfriend In A Coma
Release August 1987
Length 2:02
2:02 (Monitor Mix)
Recorded Circa March-April 1987
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer Stephen Street
Assisted by Morrissey & Johnny Marr
Art work Shelagh Delaney picture from "A Taste Of Honey" (1961 Ed.).
Vinyl Etching UK 7": AND NEVER MORE SHALL BE SO / SO FAR, SO BAD

UK 12": EVERYBODY IS A FLASHER AT HEART/AND NEVER MORE SHALL BE SO

Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #13
Single chronology
Sheila Take A Bow
Girlfriend In A Coma
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish

Information


Recording

Release

Track list

7" Vinyl

UK - []
US - []

    – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr)

12" Vinyl

UK - []
US - []

    – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr)

CD Single

UK - []

    – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr)

Lyrics

Girlfriend in a coma I know, I know - it's serious

Girlfriend in a coma I know, I know - it's really serious

There were times when I could have murdered her But, you know, I would hate anything to happen to her No, I don't want to see her

Do you really think she'll pull through? Do you really think she'll pull through?

Girlfriend in a coma I know, I know - it's serious

Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye Baby goodbye

There were times when I could have strangled her But, you know, I would hate anything to happen to her Would you please let me see her?!

Do you really think she'll pull through? Do you really think she'll pull through?

Let me whisper my last goodbyes I know - it's serious...


Sleeve Artwork

Music Video

Credits

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 0



Play count (Morrissey concert): 160

Morrissey live history:

... further results


Appears On


Appears On



References

Discogs Information

Credits

  • Artwork [Art Co-ordination] - Jo Slee
  • Bass Guitar - Andy Rourke
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Guitar - Johnny Marr
  • Layout - Caryn Gough
  • Other [Cover Star] - Shelagh Delaney
  • Sleeve - Morrissey
  • Voice - Morrissey

Notes

Die-cut black inner-sleeve with catalogue code [RTT 197] printed in white at top-right corner. Standard release with green-tint picture sleeve.

For the misprint EMI pressing with grey cover, see [r=2453422] For the non-misprint CBS pressing with green cover, see [r=12329341] For the non-misprint EMI pressing with green cover, see [r=9213454]


Recorded in Bath during Spring 1987 Love and thanks to Angie Marr XXX

Rough Trade Records 61-71 Collier Street, London N1 9BE

Made In England

Images

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Images

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Wikipedia Information

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"Girlfriend in a Coma" is a song by the English rock band the Smiths. Released in August 1987, it reached No. 13 in the UK Singles Chart. It was the first of three UK singles from the band's fourth and final studio album, Strangeways, Here We Come.