Irish Blood, English Heart (single)

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Name Irish Blood, English Heart
Release 10 May 2004 (UK)
4 May 2004 (US)
Total Length 2:37
Recorded Autumn 2003
Writer/composer Morrissey / Alain Whyte
Producer Jerry Finn
Art work Photo: Greg Gorman
Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher Attack Records
Sanctuary Records
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #3
Single chronology
Satan Rejected My Soul
Irish Blood, English Heart
First Of The Gang To Die


Track list

CD 1

[Attack Records - ATKXS002]

  1. Irish Blood, English Heart – 2:41 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small – 3:31 (Morrissey/Whyte)

CD 2

[Attack Records - ATKXD002]

  1. Irish Blood, English Heart – 2:41 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. Munich Air Disaster 1958 – 2:30 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  3. The Never-Played Symphonies – 3:05 (Morrissey/Whyte)


Irish blood, English heart
This I'm made of
There is no one on Earth
I'm afraid of
And no regime
Can buy or sell me
I've been dreaming of a time when
To be English
Is not to be baneful
To be standing by the flag
Not feeling shameful, racist or partial

Irish blood, English heart
This I'm made of
There is no one on Earth
I'm afraid of
And I will die
With both of my hands untied

I've been dreaming of a time when
The English are sick to death of Labour and Tories
And spit upon the name Oliver Cromwell
And denounce this royal line that still salute him
And will salute him forever

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Discogs Information


  • Bass Guitar - Gary Day
  • Design - Elizabeth Holloway
  • Drums - Dean Butterworth
  • Engineer - Joe McGrath
  • Engineer [Assistant] - Brad Spence
  • Engineer [Assistant] - Seth Waldmann
  • Guitar - Alain Whyte
  • Guitar - Boz Boorer
  • Keyboards - Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
  • Other [At The Helm] - Jed Weitzman
  • Other [At The Helm] - Merck Mercuriadis
  • Other [At The Helm] - Peter Asher
  • Photography By - Greg Gorman
  • Producer - Jerry Finn
  • Written-By - Alain Whyte
  • Written-By - Morrissey


Sticker on front: " CD1 (of 2-CD Set) Features Exclusive B-side “A daringly stroppy pop song which he cracks like a whip” MOJO “his best single for a decade” NME ATKXS002 "

New album [url=]'You Are The Quarry'[/url] in stores May 17th

Recorded in Los Angeles.

Made in the EU

J-card case.


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Discogs information (additional release)


Some copies have a sticker on front case: CD2 (of 2-CD Set) Features Exclusive B-sides

Back cover: New album You are the quarry in stores may 17th

℗ 2004 The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by Sanctuary Records Group Inc. © 2004 Sanctuary Records Group Inc. Made in the EU.

Booklet: Recorded in Los Angeles 'Irish Blood, English Heart' taken from the forthcoming album 'You Are The Quarry'

Released in jewel case with a clear tray. Eight page fold-out poster type booklet contains lyrics to the lead track. Track durations are not printed on the release.


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Wikipedia Information


"Irish Blood, English Heart" is a song by British singer Morrissey, released as the lead single to his seventh studio album You Are the Quarry. His first new song in seven years, it was released on 12 April 2004 in the United States and on 10 May 2004 in the United Kingdom. The song, described as "the most unambiguously political of his career to date", touches upon Morrissey's identity as the son of Irish immigrants living in England. Driven by the hype of Morrissey's comeback, it became his highest-charting single in the United Kingdom (alongside 2006's "You Have Killed Me"), reaching number three on the UK Singles Chart. It is also his highest-charting single in Sweden, peaking at number four, and it reached number seven in Canada and the top 20 in Ireland and Norway.

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