Who Sang Tattoo? The Who

The Who The Who Sell Out cover art

Some other versions of "Tattoo"
Credits
publisher: ©ABKCO MUSIC INC PETE TOWNSHEND CATALOG , FABULOUS MUSIC LTD , SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP
writers: Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend
release date: 1967-12-16
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Classic Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Mod
Me and my brother were talking to each other
'Bout what makes a man a man
Was it brain or brawn, or the month you were born
We just couldn't understand

Our old man didn't like our appearance
He said that only women wear long hair

So me and my brother borrowed money from Mother
We knew what we had to do
We went downstairs, past the barber and gymnasium
And got our arms tattooed

Welcome to my life, tattoo
I'm a man now, thanks to you
I expect I'll regret you but the skin graft man won't get you
You'll be there when I die
Tattoo

My dad beat me 'cause mine said "Mother"
But my mother naturally liked it and beat my brother
'Cause his tattoo was of a lady in the nude
And my mother thought that was extremely rude

Welcome to my life, tattoo
We've a long time together, me and you
I expect I'll regret you but the skin graft man won't get you
You'll be there when I die
Tattoo

Now I'm older, I'm tattooed all over
My wife is tattooed too
A rooty-toot-toot, rooty-tooty-toot-toot
Rooty-toot-toot tattoo too
To you

Radio London reminds you, go to the church of your choice!



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Armenia City in the Sky
  • 2 Heinz Baked Beans
  • 3 Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand
  • 4 Odorono
  • 5 Tattoo
  • 6 Our Love Was
  • 7 I Can See for Miles
  • 8 I Can't Reach You
  • 9 Medac
  • 10 Relax
  • 11 Silas Stingy
  • 12 Sunrise
  • 13 Rael (1 and 2)