Piccadilly Palare (single)

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MORRISSEY Single
Name Piccadilly Palare
Release 8 October 1990
Total Length 3:26 (single)
3:48 (Bona Drag 20th Anniversary)
4:14 (outtake with extra verse & ending)
Recorded Circa late 1989
Writer/composer Morrissey / Kevin Armstrong
Producer Clive Langer
Alan Winstanley
Art work Photo: Anton Corbijn
Vinyl Etching GEORGE ELIOT KNEW
Publisher HMV Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD, Cassette
Chart position UK #18
Single chronology
November Spawned A Monster
Piccadilly Palare
Our Frank

Information

The original release of this song was minus the verse beginning 'A cold water room...'

The full length, unedited outtake recording features the extra verse and ends with the refrain:

No Dad, no Dad,
I won't be home tomorrow.
No Dad, no Dad,
I won't be home tomorrow
No Dad

The extra verse was reinstated for the 2010 version of Bona Drag, but omitted the 'No Dad' refrain.

Track list

7" Vinyl

[HMV POP1624]

  1. Piccadilly Palare – 3:26 (Morrissey/Armstrong)
  2. Get Off The Stage – 3:06 (Morrissey/Rourke)

12" Vinyl

[HMV 12POP1624]

  1. Piccadilly Palare – 3:26
  2. At Amber – 2:43 (Morrissey/Street)
  3. Get Off The Stage – 3:06

CD

[HMV CDPOP1624]

  1. Piccadilly Palare – 3:26
  2. At Amber – 2:43
  3. Get Off The Stage – 3:06

Lyrics

Off the rails I was and
Off the rails
I was happy to stay
GET OUT OF MY WAY
On the rack I was
"easy meat"
And a reasonably good buy
A reasonably good buy

The Piccadilly palare
Was just silly slang
Between me and the boys in my gang
"So bona to vada, OH YOU
your lovely eek and
your lovely riah"

We plied an ancient trade
Where we threw all life's
Instructions away
Exchanging lies and digs (my way)
'Cause in a belted coat
Oh I secretly knew
That I hadn't a clue

The Piccadilly palare
Was just silly slang
Between me and the boys in my gang
Exchanging palare
You wouldn't understand
Good sons like you
NEVER DO

A cold water room
It's not much, I know
But for now it's where I belong
Am I really doing wrong?
Around the centre of town
Is where I belong
Am I really doing wrong?

So why do you smile
When you think about Earls Court?
But you cry when you think of all
The battles you've fought (and lost)?
It may all end tomorrow
Or, it could go on forever
(In which case: I'm doomed)
It could go on forever...
(In which case: I'm doomed)

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Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 62

Morrissey live history:

... further results

Appears On

Cover Versions

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Discogs Information

Credits

  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer] - Steve Williams (6)
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer] - Stewart Day
  • Mixed By - Alan Winstanley
  • Photography By [Photograph By] - Anton Corbijn
  • Producer [Produced By] - Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley
  • Producer [Produced By] - Stephen Street
  • Voice [Additional Voice By] - Suggs

Notes

Side opening gloss sleeve, spine with text. White inner sleeve manufactured by DRG Malago, some may be production dated August 1990. Some copies came with B-side labels misapplied to both sides.

Catalog numbers: 12POP 1624 (back cover, spine and labels) 20 4054 6 (back cover)

[Back cover:] ℗ 1990 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd © 1990 EMI Records Ltd. Sleeve manufactured in England

[Labels:] Made in Gt. Britain (Side A): Warner Chappell Music Ltd/Copyright Control (Side B): Track 1 Warner Chappell Music Ltd/Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd Track 2 Warner Chappell Music Ltd/Copyright Control

Runouts are stamped except for "GEORGE ELIOT KNEW", which is etched.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Issued in a standard J-card case with an inlay.

Catalog numbers: CDPOP 1624 (on the spine, disc and flap) 20 4054 2 (on the disc and flap)

[Inlay:] ℗ 1990 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd. © 1990 EMI Records Ltd.

[Disc:] Tracks 1 & 3 Warner Chappell Music Ltd. / Copyright Control Track 2 Warner Chappell Music Ltd. / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd. Manufactured in England by EMI Records Limited. Made in UK

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Clear shell with white on-body print and graphite anti-static sheets within. Fold-out J-card inlay, printed on one side only.

℗ 1990 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd. © 1990 EMI Records Ltd.

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Wikipedia Information

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"Piccadilly Palare" is a song by the English singer Morrissey, released as a single in October 1990 by HMV. The song features one of Morrissey's former colleagues from the Smiths, Andy Rourke on bass guitar, marking the last time any former member of the Smiths would collaborate with Morrissey. Backing vocals were provided by Suggs, lead vocalist of the ska and pop band Madness. "Piccadilly Palare" reached number 18 on the UK Singles Chart and number five in Ireland.

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