Give Me a Spanner, Ralph Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Live At The Portland Arms The Soft Boys Midnight Music Authorized 1983
Invisible Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock Relativity Records Authorized 1986
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007
Black Snake Diamond Role Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US May 26, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US January 09, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Schuba's Chicago Illinois US November 06, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US March 03, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US July 09, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians KUSF San Francisco California US November 17, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US August 26, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US August 28, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Regent Theatre Los Angeles California US October 01, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock The Portland Arms Cambridge England UK October 30, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Fillmore San Francisco California US September 29, 2017
The Soft Boys Portland Arms Cambridge England UK November 01, 1978
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US March 01, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK June 25, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK August 06, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Berklee College of Music Boston Massachusetts US November 13, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK September 01, 2021

Lyrics

You know one time I knew a guy called Ralph
Seems like a really long time ago now, but
He was a friend

Well there's guys like Hoyst
That gotta be moist
Girls like Joanna
With a modern day manner
Mamas like Joyce
With her turned up voice
The eyes-apple handles
That taste of a triple banana
O, Ralph, give me a spanner
That's what I want

Well, there's guys like Raymond
That gotta be dim
Cats like John
That gotta be dumb
Unlike him
You come in
With the guys that can handle the pace of a young iguana
Please, Ralph, give me a spanner
Come on, Ralph, that's what I want

<Notes>
"Spanner" is the British word for what we in the States call: a wrench