Who Sang Dear Madam Barnum? XTC

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Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Andy Partridge
release date: 1992-4-1
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Power Pop/Psychedelic Rock
length: 2:54
producer: Gus Dudgeon
mixer: Nick Davis
background vocals: Colin Moulding and Dave Gregory
guest drums (drum set): Dave Mattacks
lead vocals & background vocals: Andy Partridge
bass guitar: Colin Moulding
tambourine & acoustic guitar: Andy Partridge
acoustic guitar & electric guitar & Hammond organ & whistle: Dave Gregory
I put on a fake smile
And start the evening show
The public is laughing
I guess by now they know
So climb from your high horse
And pull this freak show down
Dear Madam Barnum
I resign as clown
You said I was the master of all I surveyed
But now I'm sweeping up
The last in line in your circus parade
Children are clapping
As I fall to the floor
My heart torn and broken
And they just scream for more
If I'm not the sole fool
Who pulls his trousers down
Then dear Madam Barnum
I resign as clown
You tread the high wire
Between truth and lies
Your safety net just walked out
Much to your surprise
Strike up the band love
And let the show begin
For this is the last time
I'm painting on a grin
If I'm not the sole fool
Who pulls his trousers down
Then dear Madam Barnum
I resign as clown



Tracklist
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

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