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Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Performances
179

Releases

Title Artist Label Type Year
Moss Elixir Robyn Hitchcock Warner Brothers Album 1996
Storefront Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock Warner Bros. Album 1997
Moss Elixir/Mossy Liquor Robyn Hitchcock Wounded Bird Album 2010

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Pub La Calle Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain 01/07/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Poor David's Pub Dallas Texas US 03/16/1995
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US 03/28/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US 03/30/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US 03/31/1995
Robyn Hitchcock The Turning Point Piermont New York US 04/04/1995
Peter Himmelman Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach California US 09/21/1995
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 09/22/1995
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 09/23/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 09/25/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Berbati's Pan Portland Oregon US 09/27/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Backstage Seattle Washington US 09/29/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 10/04/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Mercury Lounge New York New York US 10/06/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Borderline London England UK 12/08/1995
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US 12/27/1995
Robyn Hitchcock WHFS at Omega Studios Rockville Maryland US 01/07/1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK 01/12/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Rockefellers Houston Texas US 03/14/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Alligator Lounge Santa Monica California US 03/19/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Salon El Carmen Bilbao Spain 04/18/1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK 05/24/1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK 08/06/1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK 08/27/1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK 09/10/1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK 09/24/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Nachtleben Frankfurt Germany 10/07/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Club Soda Montreal Quebec Canada 10/24/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Concert Hall Toronto Ontario Canada 10/27/1996
Robyn Hitchcock The Majestic Detroit Michigan US 10/29/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Vic Theatre Chicago Illinois US 10/30/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Warfield San Francisco California US 11/08/1996
Robyn Hitchcock El Rey Theatre Los Angeles California US 11/10/1996
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US 11/13/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Keswick Theater Glenside Pennsylvania US 11/14/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Beacon Theatre New York New York US 11/15/1996
Robyn Hitchcock The Met Café Providence Rhode Island US 12/05/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 12/06/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Storefront New York New York US 12/10/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Bluebird Café Nashville Tennessee US 02/22/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Flamingo's Bar & Grill Knoxville Tennessee US 02/23/1997
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US 02/24/1997
Robyn Hitchcock The Point Atlanta Georgia US 02/25/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Cat's Cradle Carrboro North Carolina US 03/03/1997
Robyn Hitchcock 8 X 10 Club Baltimore Maryland US 03/05/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Milestones Rochester New York US 03/07/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Park West Clifton Park New York US 03/08/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US 03/19/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Raoul's Portland Maine US 03/20/1997
Robyn Hitchcock TT the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US 03/21/1997
Robyn Hitchcock House of Blues Chicago Illinois US 05/21/1997
Robyn Hitchcock The Magic Stick Detroit Michigan US 05/22/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Shank Hall Milwaukee Wisconsin US 05/23/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Minnesota US 05/24/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Fox Theatre & Café Ogden Colorado US 05/27/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Roxy West Hollywood California US 05/31/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Sweetwater Mill Valley California US 06/02/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Melarkey's Sacramento California US 06/03/1997
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK 07/16/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Boat Race Cambridge England UK 07/17/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Bumbershoot Festival Seattle Washington US 08/30/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Jazz Cafe London England UK 11/20/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK 04/04/1998
Robyn Hitchcock Southbank Centre - Queen Elizabeth Hall London England UK 11/30/1998
Robyn Hitchcock Big Mama Rome Italy 02/09/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Estragon Bologna Italy 02/10/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Bloom Mezzago Italy 02/13/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Hotel du Nord Paris France 06/28/1999
Robyn Hitchcock H.Q. Dublin Ireland 09/19/1999
Robyn Hitchcock The Portland Arms Cambridge England UK 09/27/1999
Robyn Hitchcock The Zodiac Oxford England UK 09/28/1999
Robyn Hitchcock G2 Glasgow Scotland UK 09/30/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Echo Lounge Atlanta Georgia US 10/25/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA The Upstage Philadelphia Pennsylvania US 10/29/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Top Cat's Cincinnati Ohio US 11/07/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Mountain Stage (Concord College, Athens WV) Charleston West Virginia US 11/09/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Soiled Dove Denver Colorado US 11/13/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Aladdin Theater Portland Oregon US 11/17/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 11/19/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Storyville Arezzo Italy 01/16/2000
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US 06/16/2000
Robyn Hitchcock The Point Oxford England UK 11/17/2000
Robyn Hitchcock The Underworld London England UK 11/18/2000
Robyn Hitchcock The CLUNY Newcastle upon Tyne England UK 11/22/2000
Robyn Hitchcock Bommens Salonger Gothenburg Sweden 12/25/2000
The Soft Boys Largo Los Angeles California US 04/11/2001
Robyn Hitchcock Assembly Rooms - The Supper Room Edinburgh Scotland UK 08/03/2001
Robyn Hitchcock Assembly Rooms - The Edinburgh Suite Edinburgh Scotland UK 08/12/2002
Robyn Hitchcock The Rhythm Room Phoenix Arizona US 02/19/2003
Robyn Hitchcock Club Congress Tucson Arizona US 10/17/2003
Robyn Hitchcock Fletcher's Baltimore Maryland US 10/28/2003
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 01/09/2004
Robyn Hitchcock Cactus Café Austin Texas US 10/30/2004
Robyn Hitchcock Shank Hall Milwaukee Wisconsin US 11/05/2004
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 03/10/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Pour House Music Hall Raleigh North Carolina US 03/21/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US 03/28/2005
Robyn Hitchcock NHK 505 Studio Tokyo Japan 10/06/2005
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 The Junction Cambridge England UK 01/22/2006
Robyn Hitchcock Club Congress Tucson Arizona US 11/03/2006
Robyn Hitchcock Milestones Rochester New York US 03/07/2007
Robyn Hitchcock High Noon Saloon Madison Wisconsin US 11/03/2007
Robyn Hitchcock The Ark Ann Arbor Michigan US 11/11/2007
Robyn Hitchcock The Starlight Club Waterloo Ontario Canada 11/13/2007
Robyn Hitchcock The Mod Club Toronto Ontario Canada 11/14/2007
Robyn Hitchcock The Casbah Hamilton Ontario Canada 11/15/2007
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US 07/09/2008
Robyn Hitchcock The Turning Point Piermont New York US 07/16/2008
Robyn Hitchcock ABC2 Glasgow Scotland UK 02/07/2009
Robyn Hitchcock Brudenell Social Club Leeds England UK 02/10/2009
Robyn Hitchcock The Met Bury England UK 02/13/2009
Robyn Hitchcock South Hill Park Arts Centre Bracknell England UK 02/14/2009
Robyn Hitchcock Komedia Brighton England UK 02/16/2009
Robyn Hitchcock The Junction Cambridge England UK 02/17/2009
Robyn Hitchcock The Fleece Bristol England UK 02/18/2009
Robyn Hitchcock Piazza Sasdelli Casola Valsenio Italy 08/14/2009
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet - Little Room Los Angeles California US 03/30/2011
Robyn Hitchcock Teatro Civico Dalmine Italy 04/15/2011
Robyn Hitchcock Auditorium Flaiano Pescara Italy 04/18/2011
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US 10/13/2012
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Neptune Theater Seattle Washington US 06/04/2013
Robyn Hitchcock The Lantern Bristol England UK 11/08/2013
Robyn Hitchcock St. Pancras Old Church London England UK 12/01/2013
Robyn Hitchcock The Drake Hotel Toronto Ontario Canada 09/12/2014
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US 10/31/2014
Robyn Hitchcock Rams Head on Stage Annapolis Maryland US 11/08/2014
Robyn Hitchcock World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US 11/09/2014
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US 11/10/2014
Robyn Hitchcock Arts at the Armory Somerville Massachusetts US 11/12/2014
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton Massachusetts US 11/13/2014
Robyn Hitchcock Club Cafe Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US 11/16/2014
Robyn Hitchcock Music Box Supper Club Cleveland Ohio US 11/19/2014
Robyn Hitchcock The Ark Ann Arbor Michigan US 11/20/2014
Robyn Hitchcock Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant Minneapolis Minnesota US 11/21/2014
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US 11/22/2014
Robyn Hitchcock McGonigel's Mucky Duck Houston Texas US 02/06/2015
Robyn Hitchcock The Kessler Theater Dallas Texas US 02/08/2015
Robyn Hitchcock SPACE Evanston Illinois US 02/22/2015
Robyn Hitchcock WOW Hall Eugene Oregon US 03/17/2015
Robyn Hitchcock Railway Inn Winchester England UK 11/02/2015
Robyn Hitchcock Sellersville Theater Sellersville Pennsylvania US 01/28/2016
Robyn Hitchcock The House of Machines Cape Town South Africa 02/13/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix Arizona US 03/03/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Aladdin Theater Portland Oregon US 03/06/2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Biltmore Theater Vancouver British Columbia Canada 03/10/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Daryl's House Pawling New York US 03/26/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Cecil Sharp House London England UK 10/25/2016
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery Chicago Illinois US 11/17/2016
Robyn Hitchcock City Vinyard at Pier 26 New York New York US 02/14/2018
Robyn Hitchcock One Longfellow Square Portland Maine US 04/11/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires Turf Club Saint Paul Minnesota US 04/25/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US 08/30/2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Betsey Trotwood London England UK 10/17/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Colony Woodstock New York US 11/14/2018
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery Boston Massachusetts US 11/16/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Columbus Theatre Providence Rhode Island US 11/17/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Randy Now's Man Cave Bordentown New Jersey US 04/12/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Concerts In The Studio Freehold New Jersey US 11/25/2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US 04/29/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US 05/22/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 10/30/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 02/19/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 03/07/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 08/11/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Summerhall Edinburgh Scotland UK 10/02/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Musikfest Cafe Bethlehem Pennsylvania US 10/14/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Higher Ground Showcase Burlington Vermont US 10/16/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 11/03/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Off Broadway St. Louis Missouri US 04/13/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Turf Club Saint Paul Minnesota US 04/16/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace Pioneertown California US 05/25/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Private House Nashville Tennessee US 07/24/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 10/12/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 11/30/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 12/14/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 02/01/2023
Robyn Hitchcock Unknown Venue London England UK 10/15/2023
Robyn Hitchcock Social Center TPO Bologna Italy 11/05/2023
Robyn Hitchcock The Grey Eagle Asheville North Carolina US 04/16/2024

Comments

After playing the song at the Aladdin Theater in 1999, Robyn dedicated the song to Rosemary Jean Rew (Kim's mum) and Raymond John Hitchcock - who, as Robyn notes, had the same initials. It's not known if Rosemary is the "ma" mentioned in the song.

Lyrics

All of the colors ran out
'Round mid-November-o
We was a-scuttle about
Do you remember-o
You left your radio on
With berries all over it
When all the music was gone
You were in mauve a bit

Something about you
You and oblivion
Something about you
You and oblivion

You held on tight to the rails
I held the other one
Seeking your personal grail
Just like your mother's one
Gliding past hedges and clocks
Off to infinity
I can remember your locks
And your virginity

Something about you
You and oblivion
Something about you
You and oblivion

Sitting alone by the tombs
Under the obelisk
Mixing up powders with brooms
You shoulda got a whisk
This is the month of the dead
Leaves on your Ouija board
Carry them 'round in your head
They've got free room and board, yeah

Right when the death train got your ma
Right when the death train got my pa
Let slip your hand on the platform
Said I must be going, yeah
"See you."--  "See you."

All of the colors ran out
'Round mid-November-o
We was a-scuttle about
Do your remember-o

Something about you
You and oblivion
Something about you
You and oblivion
You and oblivion
You and oblivion