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Shakespeare's Sister (single)
|THE SMITHS Single|
|Art work||Patricia Phoenix|
'Coronation Street' soap opera (1960-Present)
|Vinyl Etching||UK 7" & 12": HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS / blank
Dutch 12": HOLLAND CUTTING / blank
|Publisher||Rough Trade Records (UK)|
Sire Records (US)
|Format(s)||7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD|
|Chart position||UK #26|
How Soon Is Now?|
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Young bones groan, and the rocks below say "Throw your skinny body down, son"
But I'm going to meet the one I love So please don't stand in my way Because I'm going to meet the one I love No, mama, let me go
Young bones groan and the rocks below say "Throw your white body down"
But I'm going to meet the one I love At last, at last, at last! I'm going to meet the one I love La-de-da, la-de-da No, mama, let me go No, no, no, no, no, no
I thought that if you had an acoustic guitar Then it meant that you were A protest singer Oh, I can smile about it now But at the time it was terrible No, mama, let me go No, no, no, no, no, no
Play count (The Smiths concert): 64
The Smiths live history:
- Aberdeen, Scotland 1985-09-30 (The Smiths concert)
- Barcelona, Spain 1985-05-16 (The Smiths concert)
- Belfast, Northern Ireland 1986-02-12 (The Smiths concert)
- Berkeley, California 1986-08-23 (The Smiths concert)
- Birmingham, England 1985-03-17 (The Smiths concert)
- Boston, Massachusetts 1985-06-14 (The Smiths concert)
- Bradford, England 1985-03-28 (The Smiths concert)
- Brighton, England 1985-03-07 (The Smiths concert)
- Bristol, England 1985-04-04 (The Smiths concert)
- Chicago, Illinois 1985-06-07 (The Smiths concert)
Play count (Morrissey concert): 19
Morrissey live history:
- Blackpool, England 2004-09-04 (Morrissey concert)
- Boston, Massachusetts 2004-10-05 (Morrissey concert)
- Chicago, Illinois 2004-07-17 (Morrissey concert)
- Edinburgh, Scotland 2004-08-31 (Morrissey concert)
- Fuengirola, Spain 2004-07-01 (Morrissey concert)
- Glastonbury, England 2004-06-27 (Morrissey concert)
- Hultsfred, Sweden 2004-06-19 (Morrissey concert)
- Kristiansand, Norway 2004-07-05 (Morrissey concert)
- Las Vegas, Nevada 2004-11-13 (Morrissey concert)
- Liverpool, England 2004-09-09 (Morrissey concert)
- Bass Guitar, Cello - Andy Rourke
- Drums - Mike Joyce
- Engineer - Stephen Street
- Guitar, Piano, Music By - Johnny Marr
- Lacquer Cut By - Tim Young
- Layout - Caryn Gough
- Other [Cover Star] - Pat Phoenix
- Plated By - Z (2)
- Producer - The Smiths
- Sleeve, Voice, Words By - Morrissey
B-Side: 'From the Rough Trade LP "Meat Is Murder" (Rough 81)'
Recorded January 1985. ℗ 1985 © 1985 Made in the UK
- Shakespeare's Sister - Discogs master release: https://www.discogs.com/master/20111
- Shakespeare's Sister (7" 45 RPM Single Lyntone Pressing) - Discogs release: https://www.discogs.com/The-Smiths-Shakespeares-Sister/release/10052424
Discogs information (additional release)
Full-size, full-colour inner sleeve features a tinted photo of cover star Pat Phoenix (from the UK television programme "Coronation Street") on one side, and pictorial Smiths discography on the other.
Recorded at Ridge Farm Surrey, January 1985.
Unlike "Shakespeare's Sister", this edition is pressed by Lyntone Recordings.
- Shakespeare's Sister (12" 45 RPM Single Lyntone) - Discogs release: https://www.discogs.com/The-Smiths-Shakespeares-Sister/release/5383652
"Shakespeare's Sister" is a song by the English rock band the Smiths. Released in March 1985, it reached No. 26 in the UK Singles Chart. It is also featured on the compilation albums Louder Than Bombs and The World Won't Listen. The front cover to the single features former Coronation Street star Pat Phoenix, dressed up as her character Elsie Tanner.