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{{Discobox
 
{{Discobox
 
| Name = Shakespeare's Sister
 
| Name = Shakespeare's Sister
| Total Length =
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| Total Length = 2:09
| Recorded =  
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| Recorded = January 1985
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Marr
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Marr
| Producer =  
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| Producer = [[The Smiths]]<br>[[Stephen Street]] (Recording Engineer)
 
| Mastered =  
 
| Mastered =  
| Art = Patricia Phoenix<br>'Coronation Street' soap opera (1960-Present)
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| Art = Cover star: [[Mention::Pat Phoenix]] in "Coronation Street"
| Vinyl Etching =  
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| Vinyl Etching = UK 7" & 12": HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS / blank
| Publisher = [[Rough Trade Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (US)
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| Publisher = [[Rough Trade Records]] (UK)
| Format =  7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
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| Format =  7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl
| Release =  
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| Release = March 18, 1985
 
| Chart = UK #26
 
| Chart = UK #26
 
| Type = Single
 
| Type = Single
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| NextLink = Barbarism Begins At Home (single)
 
| NextLink = Barbarism Begins At Home (single)
 
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}}
 
 
==Information==
 
==Information==
 
===Recording===
 
 
===Release===
 
  
 
==Track list==
 
==Track list==
 
 
===7" Vinyl===
 
===7" Vinyl===
UK - []<br>
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UK - [Rough Trade RT 181]
US - []
 
  
 
{{tracklist
 
{{tracklist
| 01 =  
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| 01 = Shakespeare's Sister
| 01link =  
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| 01link = Shakespeare's Sister (single)
| 01-duration = : (Morrissey/[[Johnny Marr|Marr]])
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| 01-duration = 2:09 (Morrissey/Marr)
| 02 =  
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| 02 = What She Said
| 02link =  
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| 02link = What She Said
| 02-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 02-duration = 2:40 (Morrissey/Marr)
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
===12" Vinyl===
 
===12" Vinyl===
UK - []<br>
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UK - [Rough Trade RTT 181]
US - []
 
 
 
{{tracklist
 
| 01 =
 
| 01link =
 
| 01-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
 
| 02 =
 
| 02link =
 
| 02-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
 
| 03 =
 
| 03link =
 
| 03-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
 
}}
 
 
 
===CD Single===
 
UK - []
 
  
 
{{tracklist
 
{{tracklist
| 01 =  
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| 01 = Shakespeare's Sister
| 01link =  
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| 01link = Shakespeare's Sister (single)
| 01-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 01-duration = 2:09 (Morrissey/Marr)
| 02 =  
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| 02 = What She Said
| 02link =  
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| 02link = What She Said
| 02-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 02-duration = 2:40 (Morrissey/Marr)
| 03 =  
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| 03 = Stretch Out And Wait
| 03link =  
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| 03link = Stretch Out And Wait
| 03-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 03-duration = 2:37 (Morrissey/Marr)
| 04 =
 
| 04link =
 
| 04-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
 
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
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<poem>
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Young bones groan, and the rocks below say
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"Throw your skinny body down, son"
  
{{lyrics
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But I'm going to meet the one I love
|
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So please don't stand in my way
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Because I'm going to meet the one I love
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No, mama, let me go
  
}}
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Young bones groan and the rocks below say
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"Throw your white body down"
  
==Personnel==
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But I'm going to meet the one I love
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At last, at last, at last!
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I'm going to meet the one I love
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La-de-da, la-de-da
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No, mama, let me go
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No, no, no, no, no, no
  
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I thought that if you had an acoustic guitar
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Then it meant that you were
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A protest singer
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Oh, I can smile about it now
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But at the time it was terrible
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No, mama, let me go
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No, no, no, no, no, no
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</poem>
  
== Sleeve Artwork ==
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|WikipediaPageTitle=Shakespeare%27s_Sister_(song)
 
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}}
==Music Video==
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{{PageDate
===Credits===
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|Date=1985-03-18
 
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}}
==Live History==
 
 
 
==Appears On==
 
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== Related Items ==
 
 
 
 
 
== References ==
 

Revision as of 02:45, 24 June 2022

Cover art
THE SMITHS Single
Name Shakespeare's Sister
Release March 18, 1985
Total Length 2:09
Recorded January 1985
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer The Smiths
Stephen Street (Recording Engineer)
Art work Cover star: Pat Phoenix in "Coronation Street"
Vinyl Etching UK 7" & 12": HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS / blank
Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl
Chart position UK #26
Single chronology
How Soon Is Now?
Shakespeare's Sister
Barbarism Begins At Home

Information

Track list

7" Vinyl

UK - [Rough Trade RT 181]

  1. Shakespeare's Sister – 2:09 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. What She Said – 2:40 (Morrissey/Marr)

12" Vinyl

UK - [Rough Trade RTT 181]

  1. Shakespeare's Sister – 2:09 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. What She Said – 2:40 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Stretch Out And Wait – 2:37 (Morrissey/Marr)

Lyrics

Young bones groan, and the rocks below say
"Throw your skinny body down, son"

But I'm going to meet the one I love
So please don't stand in my way
Because I'm going to meet the one I love
No, mama, let me go

Young bones groan and the rocks below say
"Throw your white body down"

But I'm going to meet the one I love
At last, at last, at last!
I'm going to meet the one I love
La-de-da, la-de-da
No, mama, let me go
No, no, no, no, no, no

I thought that if you had an acoustic guitar
Then it meant that you were
A protest singer
Oh, I can smile about it now
But at the time it was terrible
No, mama, let me go
No, no, no, no, no, no

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 64

The Smiths live history:

... further results

Play count (Morrissey concert): 19

Morrissey live history:

... further results

Appears On


Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass Guitar, Cello - Andy Rourke
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Engineer - Stephen Street
  • Guitar, Piano, Music By - Johnny Marr
  • Lacquer Cut By - Tim Young
  • Layout - Caryn Gough
  • Other [Cover Star] - Pat Phoenix
  • Plated By - Z (2)
  • Producer - The Smiths
  • Sleeve, Voice, Words By - Morrissey

Notes

B-Side: 'From the Rough Trade LP "Meat Is Murder" (Rough 81)'

Recorded January 1985. ℗ 1985 © 1985 Made in the UK

Images

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Full-size, full-colour inner sleeve features a tinted photo of cover star Pat Phoenix (from the UK television programme "Coronation Street") on one side, and pictorial Smiths discography on the other.

Recorded at Ridge Farm Surrey, January 1985.

Unlike "Shakespeare's Sister", this edition is pressed by Lyntone Recordings.

Images

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Wikipedia Information

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"Shakespeare's Sister" is a song by the English rock band the Smiths. Released in March 1985, it reached No. 26 in the UK Singles Chart. It is also featured on the compilation albums Louder Than Bombs and The World Won't Listen. The front cover to the single features former Coronation Street star Pat Phoenix, dressed up as her character Elsie Tanner.

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