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{{Discobox
 
{{Discobox
 
| Name = Girlfriend In A Coma
 
| Name = Girlfriend In A Coma
| Total Length =
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| Total Length = 2:02<br>2:02 (Monitor Mix)
| Recorded =  
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| Recorded = Circa March-April 1987
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Marr
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Marr
| Producer =  
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| Producer = [[Stephen Street]]<br>Assisted by [[Morrissey]] & [[Johnny Marr]]
 
| Mastered =  
 
| Mastered =  
| Art =Shelagh Delaney picture from "A Taste Of Honey" (1961 Ed.).  
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| Art = Cover star: [[Shelagh Delaney]] picture from "[[A Taste Of Honey]]" (1961 Ed.).  
 
| Vinyl Etching =UK 7": AND NEVER MORE SHALL BE SO / SO FAR, SO BAD
 
| Vinyl Etching =UK 7": AND NEVER MORE SHALL BE SO / SO FAR, SO BAD
 
UK 12": EVERYBODY IS A FLASHER AT HEART/AND NEVER MORE SHALL BE SO  
 
UK 12": EVERYBODY IS A FLASHER AT HEART/AND NEVER MORE SHALL BE SO  
| 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, Cassette
| Release =  
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| Release = August 1987
 
| Chart = UK #13
 
| Chart = UK #13
 
| Type = Single
 
| Type = Single
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* An alternate take of this song appears on [[The Smiths – Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals (LP bootleg)|The Smiths – Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals]] bootleg LP.
 
* An alternate take of this song appears on [[The Smiths – Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals (LP bootleg)|The Smiths – Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals]] bootleg LP.
 
 
===Recording===
 
 
===Release===
 
  
 
==Track list==
 
==Track list==
 
 
===7" Vinyl===
 
===7" Vinyl===
UK - []<br>
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UK - [Rough Trade RT 197]
US - []
 
  
 
{{tracklist
 
{{tracklist
| 01 =  
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| 01 = Girlfriend In A Coma
| 01link =  
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| 01link = Girlfriend In A Coma (single)
| 01-duration = : (Morrissey/[[Johnny Marr|Marr]])
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| 01-duration = 2:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
| 02 =  
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| 02 = Work Is A Four-Letter Word
| 02link =  
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| 02link = Work Is A Four-Letter Word
| 02-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 02-duration = 2:09 (Black/Woolfenden)
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
===12" Vinyl===
 
===12" Vinyl===
UK - []<br>
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UK - [Rough Trade RTT 197]
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 = Girlfriend In A Coma
| 01link =  
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| 01link = Girlfriend In A Coma (single)
| 01-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 01-duration = 2:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
| 02 =  
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| 02 = Work Is A Four-Letter Word
| 02link =  
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| 02link = Work Is A Four-Letter Word
| 02-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 02-duration = 2:45 (Black/Woolfenden)
| 03 =  
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| 03 = I Keep Mine Hidden
| 03link =  
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| 03link = I Keep Mine Hidden
| 03-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 03-duration = 1:57 (Morrissey/Marr)
| 04 =
 
| 04link =
 
| 04-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
 
 
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{{lyrics
 
{{lyrics
|Girlfriend in a coma  
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Girlfriend in a coma  
 
I know, I know - it's serious
 
I know, I know - it's serious
  
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Let me whisper my last goodbyes
 
Let me whisper my last goodbyes
 
I know - it's serious...
 
I know - it's serious...
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
==Personnel==
 
 
 
== Sleeve Artwork ==
 
<gallery  perrow="6">
 
File:Girlfriendinacoma.jpg | Cover art. (1987)
 
File:Girlfriendalt.jpg | Alt. cover art. (1987)
 
 
 
</gallery>
 
  
 
==Music Video==
 
==Music Video==
===Credits===
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GhoWZ5qTwI</youtube>
 
 
==Live History==
 
 
 
==Appears On==
 
<gallery  perrow="8">
 
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</gallery>
 
 
 
== Related Items ==
 
 
 
  
== References ==
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{{CommonSongSections | Artist = The Smiths | Song = {{#replace:{{#replace:{{PAGENAME}}| (single)|}}| (song)|}}}}
 
{{Page
 
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|WikipediaPageTitle=Girlfriend_in_a_Coma_(song)
 
|WikipediaPageTitle=Girlfriend_in_a_Coma_(song)
 
}}
 
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Latest revision as of 08:47, 26 September 2021

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Alt. cover art
THE SMITHS Single
Name Girlfriend In A Coma
Release August 1987
Length 2:02
2:02 (Monitor Mix)
Recorded Circa March-April 1987
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer Stephen Street
Assisted by Morrissey & Johnny Marr
Art work Cover star: Shelagh Delaney picture from "A Taste Of Honey" (1961 Ed.).
Vinyl Etching UK 7": AND NEVER MORE SHALL BE SO / SO FAR, SO BAD

UK 12": EVERYBODY IS A FLASHER AT HEART/AND NEVER MORE SHALL BE SO

Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, Cassette
Chart position UK #13
Single chronology
Sheila Take A Bow
Girlfriend In A Coma
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish

Information

Track list

7" Vinyl

UK - [Rough Trade RT 197]

  1. Girlfriend In A Coma – 2:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Work Is A Four-Letter Word – 2:09 (Black/Woolfenden)

12" Vinyl

UK - [Rough Trade RTT 197]

  1. Girlfriend In A Coma – 2:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Work Is A Four-Letter Word – 2:45 (Black/Woolfenden)
  3. I Keep Mine Hidden – 1:57 (Morrissey/Marr)

Lyrics

Girlfriend in a coma I know, I know - it's serious

Girlfriend in a coma I know, I know - it's really serious

There were times when I could have murdered her But, you know, I would hate anything to happen to her No, I don't want to see her

Do you really think she'll pull through? Do you really think she'll pull through?

Girlfriend in a coma I know, I know - it's serious

Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye Baby goodbye

There were times when I could have strangled her But, you know, I would hate anything to happen to her Would you please let me see her?!

Do you really think she'll pull through? Do you really think she'll pull through?

Let me whisper my last goodbyes I know - it's serious...

Music Video

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 0



Play count (Morrissey concert): 160

Morrissey live history:

... further results


Appears On



Discogs Information

Credits

  • Artwork [Art Co-ordination] - Jo Slee
  • Bass Guitar - Andy Rourke
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Guitar - Johnny Marr
  • Layout - Caryn Gough
  • Other [Cover Star] - Shelagh Delaney
  • Sleeve - Morrissey
  • Voice - Morrissey

Notes

Die-cut black inner-sleeve with catalogue code [RTT 197] printed in white at top-right corner. Standard release with green-tint picture sleeve.

For the misprint EMI pressing with grey cover, see [r=2453422] For the non-misprint CBS pressing with green cover, see [r=12329341] For the non-misprint EMI pressing with green cover, see [r=9213454]


Recorded in Bath during Spring 1987 Love and thanks to Angie Marr XXX

Rough Trade Records 61-71 Collier Street, London N1 9BE

Made In England

Images

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Images

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Wikipedia Information

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"Girlfriend in a Coma" is a song by the English rock band the Smiths. Released in August 1987, it reached No. 13 in the UK Singles Chart. It was the first of three UK singles from the band's fourth and final studio album, Strangeways, Here We Come.