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[[File:Morrissey-Years-Of-Refusal_decca.jpg | thumb | right | Cover art.]]
! colspan="2" | MORRISSEY Song
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| Name = Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed
| Name
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| Album = [[Years Of Refusal]]
| {{{Name |<span class="unknown">Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed</span>}}}
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| Length = 3:53
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| Writer = Morrissey/Whyte
| Album/Single
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| Producer = [[Jerry Finn]]
| {{{Album |<span class="unknown">[[Years Of Refusal]]</span>}}}{{
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| Recorded = Autumn-Winter 2007
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| Release = February 2009
| <span class="small">&#32;({{{Track}}})</span>
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| ArtistType = Morrissey
 
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[[Category:Morrissey Lyrics]]
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| {{{Length |<span class="unknown">3:53</span>}}}
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| Recorded
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| {{{Recorded |<span class="unknown">Autumn-Winter 2007</span>}}}
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| Writer
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| {{{Writer |<span class="unknown">Morrissey/Whyte</span>}}}
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|-
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| Producer
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| {{{Producer |<span class="unknown">[[Jerry Finn]]</span>}}}
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==Information==
 
==Information==
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{{lyrics
 
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Mama, why did you do it?
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Mama, who drove you to it?
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Was it the pigs in grey suits persecuting you?
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Uncivil servants unconcerned at how they frighten you?
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Life is nothing much to lose
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It's just so lonely here without you
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Mama, why did you do it?
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Mama, who drove you to it?
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Spare priggish money-men who scared the life out of you
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Bailiffs with bad-breath - I will slit their throats for you
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Life is nothing much to lose
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It's just so lonely here without you, Mama
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Life is nothing much to lose
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It's just so lonely here without you
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So, we're gonna run to you
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We're gonna come to you
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We're gonna lie down beside you, Mama
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==Personnel==
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We're gonna be with you
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We're gonna join you
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We're gonna lie down beside you, Mama
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* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals <br>
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And we will be safe and sheltered in our graves
* [[Boz Boorer]]- Guitars<br>
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We'll come before you and we will kiss you
* [[Jesse Tobias]] - Guitars<br>
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By way of one final hug, Mama
* [[Solomon Walker]] - Bass guitar<br>
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}}
* [[Matt Walker]] - Drums<br>
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* [[Roger Manning]] - Keyboards<br>
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* [[Michael Farrell]] - Keyboards<br>
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* [[Jeff Beck]] - Guitar<br>
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* Mark Isham - Trumpet<br>
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* [[Kristopher Pooley]] - Backing vocals<br>
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* [[Chrissie Hynde]] - Backing vocals <br>
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* [[Kristeen Young]] - Additional vocals<br>
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* Producer - [[Jerry Finn]]<br>
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* Engineer - Seth Waldmann<br>
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* Photography - [[Jake Walters]] (cover)<br>
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* Photography - [[Travis Shinn]] (group)<br>
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==Live History==
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