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Boxers (single)

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Cover art
US Cover art
Name Boxers
Release Jan. '95 (UK), Feb.' 95 (USA), March '95 (Australia)
Length 3:28
Recorded October, 1994
Writer/composer Morrissey/Whyte
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Art work Irish American professional boxer Billy Conn

(picture taken from "Ring" Magazine)

Whores In Retirement are credited too.

Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher Parlophone (UK), Sire/Reprise (USA), EMI (Australia)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, Cassette, CD
Chart position UK #23 / USA #118
Single chronology
Now My Heart Is Full
Dagenham Dave


The US cover features a photograph of Morrissey taken by Jake Walters.

The US release was CD only.

Track list


[Parlophone – 7243 8 81888 2 1 (UK), Sire – 9 41914-2 (US)]

  1. Boxers – 3:28 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. Have-A-Go Merchant – 2:37 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  3. Whatever Happens, I Love Your – 3:03 (Morrissey/Whyte)


Losing in front of your home crowd You wish the ground Would open up and take you down And will time never pass? Will time never pass, for us?

Your weary wife is walking away Your nephew is true Well, he thinks the world of you And I have to close my eyes

Losing in front of your home town The crowd call your name They love you, all the same The sound, the smell and the spray you will take them all away And they'll stay 'til the grave

Your weary wife is walking away Your nephew is true Well, he thinks the world of you And I have to close my eyes

Losing in your home town Hell is the bell that will not ring again You will return one day Because of all the things that you see When your eyes close

Your weary wife walking away Your nephew is true He still thinks the world of you And I have to dry my eyes

Sleeve Artwork

Music Video


  • Directed by James O'Brien

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 41

Morrissey live history:

... further results

Appears On

Discogs Information


  • Bass - Jonny Bridgwood
  • Drums - Woodie Taylor
  • Engineer - Danton Supple
  • Guitar - Alain Whyte
  • Guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet - Boz Boorer
  • Layout - Green Ink
  • Producer - Steve Lillywhite
  • Sleeve - Whores In Retirement
  • Written-By - Alain Whyte
  • Written-By, Vocals - Morrissey


Made in UK [on labels] Printed in the UK [on cover backside]


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Discogs information (additional release)


Recorded in South London

©℗ 1995 Made in U.S.A.


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Wikipedia Information


"Boxers" is a song by Morrissey, released in January 1995 to promote a tour of the same name. The single reached number 23 in the UK Singles Chart, despite not featuring on an album at the time of the release. The title track and the two B-sides would later be compiled on the World of Morrissey that was released in February that year.

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