Lady Waters and the Hooded One Albums Gigs Lyrics

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Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Element Of Light Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians Glass Fish Records Authorized 1986
The Hooded One Robyn Hitchcock Feg You Records Unauthorized 1988
The Kershaw Sessions Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Strange Roots Authorized 1994
Luminous Groove Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Yep Roc Authorized 2008
Element of Light Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Yep Roc 2008 2008

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US March 26, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Nectarine Ballroom Ann Arbor Michigan US November 10, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Founder's Hall Haverford College Haverford Pennsylvania US November 15, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians One Step Beyond Santa Clara California US November 18, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 26, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Tartan Bar Leeds England UK January 24, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians MyWay Piacenza Italy February 10, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Stereodrome Bologna Italy February 11, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Stereodrome Bologna Italy February 12, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US May 30, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Berkeley Square Berkeley California US March 19, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians CND Festival Glastonbury England UK June 22, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US November 13, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US March 28, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians I-Beam San Francisco California US March 17, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK January 25, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians [unknown venue] (Brighton, England UK) Brighton England UK October 03, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Ronnie Scott's London England UK February 02, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Starry Night Portland Oregon US March 21, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Centre Reading England UK June 02, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Fabrik Hamburg Germany April 20, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US November 01, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 25, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US November 23, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Bumbershoot Festival Seattle Washington US September 05, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Zentrum Zoo Tubingen Germany April 13, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians I-Beam San Francisco California US November 17, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK November 15, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 27, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 29, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US June 03, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 28, 2020
Boothby Graffoe Songs and Stories Robyn and Emma's house London England UK November 26, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Morris Windsor Robyn and Emma's house London England UK June 11, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock McGonigel's Mucky Duck Houston Texas US November 15, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Chapel San Francisco California US June 08, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Moore Theater Seattle Washington US March 22, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Cat's Cradle Carrboro North Carolina US April 08, 2009

Lyrics

"Will you dance with me, Lady Waters?"
And a bony hand plucked her gown
"Will you dance with me," said the Hooded One
"For the plague has now reached this town"

"No, I'll never dance," says Lady Waters
"For I see that your name is Death"
And beneath her mask she was sweating
At the Hooded One's foetid breath

"Will you dance with me, Lady Waters?
For the fire dies in your grate
And your guests have gone and your lord's asleep
And the plague has reached your estate"

"Then I'll dance with you," says Lady Waters
"For the stars grow pale in the dawn
But I first must get my tiara
For I left it out on the lawn"

"Oh and if you get your tiara"
And his eyes like coals, they did burn
"You must give me all, and must taste my breath
On the moment that you return"

"Very well," she said from behind her mask
"You must take from me what is mine:
I'll return to you and submit to you"
And the Hooded One, he said "Fine"

She came back to him and took off her mask
And the Hooded One, he recoiled
What he thought was sweat on her face and hands
It turned out to be tiny boils

"You must take from me all I have," she said
"You must take it all with good grace:
For I have the plague on my body
And I have the plague on my face"

Oh the Hooded One took her house and lands
He took every fork, every knife
And he took the plague and he left her there
Without anything but her life