The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead Lyrics



writers: Andy Partridge
album: Track 1 in album Nonsuch
release date: 1992-4-1
popularity : 24 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Power Pop/Psychedelic Rock
length: 5:01
producer: Gus Dudgeon
guest drums: Dave Mattacks
mixer: Nick Davis
bass guitar: Colin Moulding
electric guitar & tambourine & harmonica: Andy Partridge
other instruments & electric guitar & Hammond organ: Dave Gregory
other vocals & lead vocals: Andy Partridge
other vocals: Gus Dudgeon and Dave Gregory
composer: Andy Partridge
lyricist: Andy Partridge

Album Information

label: Virgin Japan
country(area): Japan
format: CD
barcode: 4988037014565
script: Latin

Cover Art

Xtc Nonsuch cover art


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Let's begin

Peter Pumpkinhead came to town
Spreading wisdom and cash around
Fed the starving and housed the poor
Showed the Vatican what gold's for

But he made too many enemies
Of the people who would keep us on our knees
Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
Who'll pray for Peter Pumpkinhead?
Oh my!

Peter Pumpkinhead fooled them all
Emptied churches and shopping malls


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
  • 2 My Bird Performs
  • 3 Dear Madam Barnum
  • 4 Humble Daisy
  • 5 The Smartest Monkeys
  • 6 The Disappointed
  • 7 Holly Up on Poppy
  • 8 Crocodile
  • 9 Rook
  • 10 Omnibus
  • 11 That Wave
  • 12 Then She Appeared
  • 13 War Dance
  • 14 Wrapped in Grey
  • 15 The Ugly Underneath
  • 16 Bungalow
  • 17 Books Are Burning