Who Sang Rook? 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: 3:48
producer: Gus Dudgeon
lead vocals: Andy Partridge
guest violin: Gina Griffin and Stuart Gordon
mixer: Nick Davis
guest cello: Rose Hull
piano & synthesizer: Dave Gregory
guest viola: Florence Lovegrove
tambourine & shakers: Andy Partridge
guest tambourine: Gus Dudgeon
brass arranger & strings arranger: Andy Partridge
guest flugelhorn & trumpet: Guy Barker
Rook, Rook Read from your book
Who murders who and where is the treasure hid?
Crow, Crow Spill all you know
Is that my name on the bell?
Rook, Rook Gaze in the brook
If there's a secret can I be part of it?
Crow, Crow Before I'll let go, say is that my name on the bell?
Soar up high, see the semaphore from the washing lines
Break the code of the whispering chimneys and traffic signs
Where's the message that's written under the base of clouds?
Plans eternal, I know you know, so don't blurt out loud
Rook, Rook By hook or by crook
I'll make you tell me what this whole thing's about!
Crow, Crow Why can't you show
If that's my name on the bell?
On the wings of night, I fly too, above field and stream
My head bursting with knowledge 'till I wake from the dream
If I die and I find that I had a soul inside
Promise me that you'll take it up on its final ride
Rook, Rook Gaze in the brook
If there's a secret can I be part of it?
Crow, Crow Before I'll let go, say is that my name on the bell?
Is that my name on the bell?



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