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Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Storefront Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock MGM Authorized 1997
CMJ New Music January 1999 Robyn Hitchcock CMJ Compilation 1999
Inflatable Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock [none listed] Unauthorized 2000
A Star For Bram Robyn Hitchcock Editions PAF! Authorized 2000

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US November 13, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 8 X 10 Club Baltimore Maryland US March 05, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Nachtleben Frankfurt Germany October 07, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK September 24, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock WXRT Chicago Illinois US October 30, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Bluebird Café Nashville Tennessee US February 22, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US June 19, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Aladdin Theater Portland Oregon US June 25, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Crocodile Cafe Seattle Washington US June 26, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US February 24, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Point Atlanta Georgia US February 25, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Cat's Cradle Carrboro North Carolina US March 03, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Milestones Rochester New York US March 07, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Park West Clifton Park New York US March 08, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock House of Blues Chicago Illinois US May 21, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Shank Hall Milwaukee Wisconsin US May 23, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK December 09, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US June 12, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Bumbershoot Festival Seattle Washington US August 30, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US January 10, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Jazz Cafe Camden England UK November 20, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock TT the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US March 21, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Raoul's Portland Maine US March 20, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US March 19, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn at Sea Isle of Wight England UK August 16, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US December 06, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Mountain Stage Charleston West Virginia US November 17, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock El Rey Theatre Los Angeles California US November 10, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US November 09, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Warfield San Francisco California US November 08, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Vogue Theater Vancouver British Columbia Canada November 05, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Isle of Wight Bus Tour Isle of Wight England UK August 10, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Keswick Theater Glenside Pennsylvania US November 14, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Beacon Theatre New York New York US November 15, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock The Met Café Providence Rhode Island US December 05, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Fletcher's Baltimore Maryland US October 27, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Winchester Arts Centre Winchester England UK September 24, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK September 26, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock The Zodiac Oxford England UK September 28, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Portland Arms Cambridge England UK September 27, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock G2 Glasgow Scotland UK September 30, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock BBC London England UK August 14, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock GLR London England UK November 28, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock The Attic Edinburgh Scotland UK August 26, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US November 01, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock The CLUNY Newcastle upon Tyne England UK November 22, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US April 27, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Highbury Garage London England UK January 25, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Fletcher's Baltimore Maryland US October 28, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US January 09, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Aladdin Theatre Portland Oregon US November 12, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US October 09, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Assembly Rooms - The Edinburgh Suite Edinburgh Scotland UK August 12, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Assembly Rooms Edinburgh Scotland UK August 05, 2001
Robyn Hitchcock The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto Ontario Canada July 24, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Club Soda Montreal Quebec Canada October 24, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Concert Hall Toronto Ontario Canada October 27, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Majestic Theatre Detroit Michigan US October 29, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Moore Theater Seattle Washington US November 06, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Avalon Boston Massachusetts US November 16, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK August 06, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK August 27, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK September 03, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK September 17, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Conway Hall London England UK May 15, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Santa Fe Tivoli New York US March 18, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Polish Club Sheffield England UK October 05, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Cat's Cradle Carrboro North Carolina US November 01, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Minnesota US November 03, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Southpaw New York New York US November 13, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Music Saves Cleveland Ohio US November 08, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Arts Center Norwich England UK December 09, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Duncan Hall Lafayette Indiana US April 03, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Schuba's Chicago Illinois US March 31, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Pour House Music Hall Raleigh North Carolina US March 21, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US March 10, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US March 28, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US February 24, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock Knitting Factory New York New York US March 13, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Knitting Factory New York New York US March 28, 2007
Boothby Graffoe Songs and Stories Robyn and Emma's house London England UK November 26, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Club Cafe Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US June 21, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Deaf Institute Manchester England UK October 24, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Storey's Field Center Cambridge England UK October 26, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US November 13, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US July 17, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US July 24, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Union Chapel London England UK October 29, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Sellersville Theatre Sellersville Pennsylvania US November 17, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Drygate Brewing Co Glasgow Scotland UK January 26, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Night train to Danang Danang Vietnam December 04, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Greystones Sheffield England UK October 30, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Stoughton Opera House Stoughton Wisconsin US November 18, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Jammin Java Vienna Virginia US May 10, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River Massachusetts US April 12, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Stone Church Brattleboro Vermont US April 16, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock South Street Arts Center Reading England UK April 30, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Starline Social Club Oakland California US May 16, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol California US May 21, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Murmrr New York New York US November 21, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 20, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 01, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US August 26, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock One Longfellow Square Portland Maine US April 19, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Prairie Center for the Arts Schaumburg Illinois US January 19, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Carnegie Lecture Hall of Oakland Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US November 17, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Turf Club St Paul Minnesota US June 15, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock The ArtsCenter Carrboro North Carolina US May 14, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Private House Nashville Tennessee US July 16, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US March 22, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US November 18, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock The Chapel San Francisco California US June 08, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery Chicago Illinois US November 17, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Zambezi River Victoria Falls Zimbabwe February 16, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US October 31, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Rondo Theatre Bath England UK September 17, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Monty Hall Jersey City New Jersey US February 15, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Crescent York England UK September 28, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Summerhall Edinburgh Scotland UK October 02, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Rams Head on Stage Annapolis Maryland US June 13, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Rams Head on Stage Annapolis Maryland US October 10, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Westhampton Beach New York US October 22, 2021

Lyrics

You have two coffees
One of them is one coffee too many for you
On a health kick
Trying to lead a middle-aged life
Well, it's either that or drop dead
Wait til you get older than this
And then turn around and tell me I was young for my age
Yeah

And it feels like nineteen seventy-four
Waiting for the waves to come and crash on the shore
But you're far in land
You're in funky denim wonderland
You and David Crosby and a bloke with no hand
You've got hair in places
Most people haven't got brains
Ooh

But it feels like nineteen seventy-four
Syd Barrett's last session, he can't sing anymore
He's gonna have to be roger now for the rest of his life
Oh

Enough about me, let's talk about you
You were working at the earth exchange at half twenty-two
Rebel, Rebel was your favorite song
On the Archway Road Where it all belongs
All those molecules of time
That you thought you'd shed forever
All those inches of time
That you thought you could just say bye-bye

And as Nixon left the Whitehouse
You could hear people say,
"They'll never rehabilitate that mother
No way."
Yep

Whirry-whirry goes the helicopter out of my way
I've got president to dump in the void
Ooh

Python's last series and The Gaurdian said,
"The stench of rotting minds"
But what else could you smell back then?
You didn't have to inhale too hard
You could smell the heads festering in the backyard
There's a baby in a basket and it's taken your name
And one day it'll grow up and say,
"Who are you,
Eh?"

And you say that's where it ended
But I say no no no, it just faded away
August was grey
It feels like nineteen seventy-four
Ghastly mellow saxophones all over the floor
Feels like nineteen seventy-four
You could vote for labour, but you can't anymore
Feels like nineteen seventy-four
Digging Led Zeppelin in Grimsby
Oh Christ 

Tablature

PLAYING TECHNIQUE:

Play the E7 with the middle, ring and pinky fingers so that when
you switch to Em7 you can do it by lifting your pinky off the
B string and putting your index finger on the 3rd fret of that
string.

Where you see A(add D)-A or A-A(add D), you should alternate
between these two chords in the order specified, 2 beats per
chord. Sometimes one chord is first, sometimes the other. Do
it until the next indicated chord change.

There are a few places where you'll see A6, then A'. It's hard
to hear in the recording whether this is done consistently or
not (mostly because of the distortion on Tim's guitar). Do it
all the time, or none of the time or where marked, or where
you feel like it. I wouldn't be surprised if Robyn just does
what he feels like at the time.

If you're tough enough, you ought to play the Bm as a full
barre, but you can just leave out the 2 bottom strings if you
have to. I've shown the Bm voicing as a partial barre only.

Overall, the fuzz guitar makes some of the voicings indistinct
enough to be unimportant.

VOICINGS:

Em: 022000
Em': XX5450
Em7: XX5430
E7: 020100
G: 320003
Gx: XX000X
Gm: 244222
A: X02220
A': 002220
A": 007650
A6: xx7670
A7sus4: XX5230
Bm: XX3321 

intro

Em' Em7 Gx Dsus2 Dsus2(Gb) Gx A Gx
Em' Em7 Gx Dsus2 Dsus2(Gb) Gx A Gx

A        Dsus2 Em'
You have two   coffees

A6                            Dsus2    Em'
One of them is one coffee too many for you

     A6          A"
On a health kick

Dsus2            Em          A6
Trying to lead a middle-aged life

A"         G                      A
Well, it's... either that or drop dead

G                 Dsus2      A
Wait 'til you get older than this

         Em              Gm            E7
And then turn around and tell me I was young for my age

G
Yeah

                           A
And it feels like nineteen seventy-four

Em              Gm                A
Waiting for the waves to come and crash on the shore

                 E7     G
But you're far inland

                      A 
You're in funky denim wonderland

Em            Gm           A'
You and David Crosby and a bloke with no hand

G                  A'
You've got hair in places

Em          Gm          E7
Most people haven't got brains

G
Ooh

                           A'
But it feels like nineteen seventy-four

    Em             Gm          A'
Syd Barrett's last session, he can't sing anymore

     Dsus2            Em'      A6                   E7
He's gonna have to be Roger now for the rest of his life

G
Oh

 Dsus2       Em'       A6         A"
Enough about me, let's talk about you

         Dsus2          Em'               A6          A"
You were working at the Earth Exchange at half twenty-two

G                     A'
Rebel, Rebel was your favorite song

       Bm      G             A'            A(add D) - A'
On the Archway Road Where it all belongs

          G
All those molecules of time

                               A'         A(add D) - A'
That you thought you'd shed forever

          G
All those inches of time

                                   A' - A(add D)
That you thought you could just say bye-bye

       C(G)
And as Nixon left the White House

          Am
You could hear people say,

         C(G)      Em            A'
"They'll never rehabilitate that mother no way"

     Dsus2
Yep

       Em'             A6         A"
Whirry-whirry goes the helicopter out of my way

Dsus2      Em'          A6          E7
I've got a President to dump in the void

G
Ooh

Dsus2         Em'            A6
Python's last series and The Guardian said,

     Bm                G
"The stench of rotting minds"

                        G
But what else could you smell back then?

                     Em               G
You didn't have to inhale too hard

          Dsus2           Em'       A6         A"
You could smell the heads festering in the backyard

          Dsus2     Em'             A6         A"
There's a baby in a basket and it's taken your name

    Dsus2         Em'               A6
And one day it'll grow up and say,

A"
"Who are you,

G
Eh?"

        Bm
And you say that's where it ended

          G                 E            Gx
But I say no no no, it just faded away

G
August was grey

                       A'
It feels like nineteen seventy-four

Em             Gm             A
Ghastly mellow saxophones all over the floor

G                   A
Feels like nineteen seventy-four

Em                 Gm              A'
You could vote for labour, but you can't anymore

G                   A
Feels like nineteen seventy-four

Em          Gm          E7
Digging Led Zeppelin in Grimsby

   G
Oh Christ

TRANSCRIBED BY:
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Ross Overbury (with thanks to JH3)