"I danced myself into the tomb" lyric origin?

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  1. drdannyace

    drdannyace Junior Member

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    Hi

    I heard an old rockabilly track many moons ago that included the line
    "I danced myself into the tomb" (or something similar)
    that Marc Bolan used in his song "Cosmic Dancer" ...

    Can anyone name the track for me?

    I THINK it was on a White Label Compilation but I can't be sure ...
    I've tried rifling my collection to no avail ... any ideas?

    Morrissey mentions it on one of those interviews from the front seat
    of the car you can see on youtube ...

    Many Thanks,
    Danny
     
  2. celibate

    celibate Forever Ill

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    dunno what yer talking about but it;s womb, not tomb..maybe this will
    give you a better search result

    I guess that you know Morrissey played it in his 1991 kill uncle tour
    [acoustic, well in Utrecht may 1 ]
     
  3. Nats1977

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    Actually the song has both lines -
    "I danced myself out of the womb..." at the beginning
    "I danced myself into the tomb" at the end

    I can't name the rockabilly track however I'm afraid! I'm sure someone on here can...
     
  4. drdannyace

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    can anyone help?
     
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    I think Boz was asked this question and didn't know the answer, given his rockabilly and Bolan fetiches that's saying something.
     
  6. drdannyace

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    i asked the man himself recently and can confirm he
    doesn't know ... what's irritating is that ive heard the
    track and mostly likely have it ... but what it is and
    where i just dont know ...

    morrissey knows ... c. 3:18 here ...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_S_2gT9GP0&feature=related
    ... he's a bit more difficult to ask tho
     
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    Please drop me a line if you do find out, I'd very much like to know:)
     
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    I always thought the origin was from the original song. . . T. Rex's "Cosmic Dancer" off of Electric Warrior. I guess I'm wrong. Moz might just be trying to impress us with his musical intellect.

    I also like the Agents Of Oblivion version of this song, superior even to the Moz live cut.
     
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  9. Stevie

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    Yeah, thats news to me as well!! :confused:
     
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