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Revision as of 18:48, 26 April 2021

Cover art
MORRISSEY Single
Name Roy's Keen
Release 06 October 1997
Length 3:36
Recorded Winter 1996
Writer/composer Morrissey/Whyte
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Art work Roger Mayne
Vinyl Etching
Publisher Island Records
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #42
Single chronology
Alma Matters
Roy's Keen
Satan Rejected My Soul

Information

Recording

Release

Track list

7" Vinyl

    – 0:00 (Morrissey/) – 0:00 (Morrissey/)


Lyrics

(Go on!)

He's romancing you And chancing his arm He'll be here, smiling on time

He's romancing you And chancing his arm He'll be here, smiling on time

Roy's keen, oh, Roy's keen Roy's keen, oh, Roy's keen We've never seen a keener Window-cleaner

Back up the ladder Into each corner Dunking the chamois Just think of the goodwill

The ladder's a planet Roy is a star And I am a satellite (But that's alright)

He can hold a smile for as long as you require (Even longer) He can hold a smile for as long as you require (Even longer)

Roy's keen, oh, Roy's keen Roy's keen, oh, Roy's keen We've never seen a keener Window-cleaner

Back up the ladder Into each corner Dunking the chamois Just think of the goodwill

The ladder's a planet Roy is a star And I am a satellite I will be set alight

Don't say you'll hold it steady Then you let it go Don't say you'll hold it steady Then you let it go

You're up the ladder Into each corner Foot in a bucket We trust you to wreck it

Even when it's under your nose Well, you just can't see it, can you? Well it's here right under your nose And you just can't see it, can you?

Roy's keen Roy's keen Roy's keen Roy's keen We've never seen a keener Window-cleaner

Television Performances

Top Of The Pops, Sept 1997:


The Jack Docherty Show, 31 December 1998:

Personnel

  • Morrissey - Vocals
  • - Bass guitar, guitars
  • - Guitars, keyboard
  • - Drums
  • Producer -
  • Assistant Engineer -
  • Art co-ordination -
  • Layout -
  • Photography -

Sleeve Artwork

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 62

Morrissey live history:

... further results


Appears On



Discogs Information

Credits

  • Artwork [Ink] - David Peschek
  • Artwork [Picture] - Roger Mayne (2)
  • Bass - Jonny Bridgwood
  • Drums - Spencer Cobrin
  • Guitar - Boz Boorer
  • Guitar, Backing Vocals - Alain Whyte
  • Layout [Paste] - Chris Dwyer (2)
  • Other [Best Boy] - Debbie Dannell
  • Other [Cathode] - Trish Scorgie
  • Other [Detection] - Ingrid Olson
  • Photography By - derick Ion
  • Producer - Danton Supple
  • Producer - Steve Lillywhite
  • Vocals, Written-By - Morrissey

Notes

Images

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Wikipedia Information

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"Roy's Keen" is a song by Morrissey, released as a single in October 1997. It was the second single to be taken from the Maladjusted album and was the third Morrissey single not to feature himself on the cover, instead using a photograph of two boys taken by Roger Mayne on London's Southam Street in the 1950s. The single reached number 42 on the UK Singles Chart. Its failure to reach the top 40 meant a performance of the song recorded for Top of the Pops did not air until it was shown on Top of the Pops 2 in 2003. The title is a pun on the name of former Manchester United footballer Roy Keane – as Morrissey acknowledged during live performances of the song by changing words to "never seen a keener midfielder". The song was played over the closing credits of Keane's 2002 documentary As I See It. Despite being released as a single, the song was omitted from Maladjusted's remastered CD reissue in 2009.