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Frankly, Mr. Shankly
|THE SMITHS song|
|Name||Frankly, Mr. Shankly|
|Album/single||The Queen Is Dead|
2:21 (Trumpet version)
2:26 (Studio outtake)
Morrissey, Johnny Marr
Stephen Street (Trumpet version)
Morrissey, Johnny Marr
John Porter (Album version)
- A Stephen Street produced version of this song with trumpet appears on The Smiths – Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals bootleg LP.
The 'Trumpet version' of the song featured as an extra on the deluxe edition of The Queen Is Dead (2017).
Morrissey made a [statement] on June 8, 2021 which stated this song was not about Geoff Travis.
Frankly, Mr. Shankly This position I've held: It pays my way and it corrodes my soul I want to leave, you will not miss me I want to go down in musical history
Frankly, Mr. Shankly, I'm a sickening wreck I've got the 21st Century breathing down my neck I must move fast, you understand me I want to go down in celluloid history Mr. Shankly
Fame, Fame, fatal Fame It can play hideous tricks on the brain But still I'd rather be Famous than righteous or holy Any day, any day, any day
But sometimes I'd feel more fulfilled Making Christmas cards with the mentally ill I want to live and I want to love I want to catch something that I might be ashamed of
Frankly, Mr. Shankly This position I've held It pays my way and it corrodes my soul Oh, I didn't realize that you wrote poetry - I didn't realize you wrote such bloody awful poetry - Mr. Shankly
Frankly, Mr. Shankly, since you ask You are a flatulent pain in the ass I do not mean to be so rude But still, I must speak frankly, Mr. Shankly Oh, give us money
Play count (The Smiths concert): 43
The Smiths live history:
- Aberdeen, Scotland 1985-09-30 (The Smiths concert)
- Berkeley, California 1986-08-23 (The Smiths concert)
- Boulder, Colorado 1986-09-03 (The Smiths concert)
- Carlisle, England 1986-10-13 (The Smiths concert)
- Chicago, Illinois 1986-08-15 (The Smiths concert)
- Cleveland, Ohio 1986-08-11 (The Smiths concert)
- Dallas, Texas 1986-09-06 (The Smiths concert)
- Detroit, Michigan 1986-08-14 (The Smiths concert)
- Dundee, Scotland 1985-09-26 (The Smiths concert)
- Edinburgh, Scotland 1985-09-24 (The Smiths concert)
Play count (Morrissey concert): 0
Appears On Covers Compilation
- Godfathers Of Change Vol. 1: A Tribute To The Smiths
- How Soon Is Now? The Songs Of The Smiths By...
- The Smiths Is Dead
Related Forum Threads
- [Morrissey Central] "Wikipedia" (June 8, 2021) - Morrissey-solo (Jun 08, 2021)