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I Want A Boy For My Birthday
|THE SMITHS song|
|Name||I Want A Boy For My Birthday|
|Producer||Tape cassette recording only|
Tape given to Dale Hibbert
|Recorded||Circa August 1982|
This is a cover of The Cookies song ("Willpower" B-side, 1963).
Played live only once at their first gig.
Dale Hibbert [teased releasing] this via a countdown alongside mention of other rarities.
On December 15/16, 2019, he streamed & released the audio via YouTube.
Although only watched by 112 people at the time, it was quickly shared by the [media] due to its historical importance.
On December 17, 2019, Dale held a Q&A on this site and [answered questions] about the recording.
On December 20, 2019, Dale [removed this song] and all his YouTube content citing:
I have taken the channel down, before the gossip and rumours, no one has forced this, it was my choice. I made it available for people with an interest in the music, and in the embryonic development of bands. I did not make it available for the likes of the the f***ers at NME and other music rags to use as click bait. What frustrated me the most was the absolute shit arsed laziness of the journalists, copying and pasting from old wiki entries, absolutely no fact checking. This was never intended for you. I would imagine that everybody that wanted to hear it, now has.
Sha la la la la la la la Sha la la sha la la Sha la la la la la la la Sha la la sha la la
I want a boy for my birthday That's what I've been dreaming of I won't have a happy birthday Without a boy to love
Don't want a bracelet with golden charms Because that won't fill my empty arms Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah I want a boy to love
Sha la la la la la la la (oh oh oh) Sha la la sha la la
I want a boy for my birthday That's the present that I need the most Just a boy for my birthday One who'll love to hold me close Doesn't matter if he's short or tall Just as long as he gives his all Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah I want a boy to love
I want a boy who's gonna treat me right (yeah yeah yeah) Hug me, kiss me, squeeze me day and night
I want a boy for my birthday He doesn't have to be too smart Just as long as he loves me And keeps me in his heart I want a boy to comfort me And treat me tenderly Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah I want a boy to love
Sha la la la la la la la (I want a boy to love) Sha la la sha la la (I want a boy for my birthday)
Play count (The Smiths concert): 1
The Smiths live history:
Play count (Morrissey concert): 0
Related Forum Threads
- "Suffer Little Children" full demo, "I Want A Boy For My Birthday" teased - Domu Kafe / YouTube - Morrissey-solo (Jan 05, 2019)
- Dale Hibbert YT: "I Want A Boy For My Birthday" premiere (December 15/16, 2019) - Morrissey-solo (Dec 15, 2019)
- Boy for my Birthday - Dale Hibbert Q&A - Morrissey-solo (Dec 17, 2019)
- "I Want A Boy For My Birthday"/Dale Hibbert YouTube channel removed - Morrissey-solo (Dec 20, 2019)