Who Sang All You Pretty Girls? XTC

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Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Andy Partridge
release date: 1984-10-15
genres: Rock Pop
styles: New Wave/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:40
lead vocals: Andy Partridge
guest membranophone: Peter Phipps
recording engineer: David Lord
bass guitar: Colin Moulding
mixer: Phil Thornalley and XTC
assistant mixer: Matt Barry
Do something for me, boys
If I should die at sea, boys
Write a little note, boys
Set it off afloat, saying

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Village and city girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting by the sea

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Quiet or witty girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting there for me

I think about your pale arms waving
When I see the caps upon the green
And the rocking roller-coaster ocean
Think about you every night when I'm fathoms asleep
And in my dreams
We are rocking in a similar motion

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Village and city girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting by the sea

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Quiet or witty girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting there for me

I think about the salt sea rolling
Down in pearly tears upon your cheeks
Just like the day the harbor pulled away
I think about your warm white sheets unfolding
The more I have to drink
The more that I can think to say

Do something for me, boys
If I should die at sea, boys
Write a little note, boys
And set it off afloat, saying

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Village and city girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting by the sea

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Quiet or witty girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting there for me

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Village and city girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting by the sea

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Quiet or witty girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting there for me

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Village and city girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting by the sea



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wake Up
  • 2 All You Pretty Girls
  • 3 Shake You Donkey Up
  • 4 Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her
  • 5 This World Over
  • 6 (The Everyday Story of) Smalltown
  • 7 I Bought Myself a Liarbird
  • 8 Reign of Blows (Vote No Violence!)
  • 9 You’re the Wish You Are I Had
  • 10 I Remember the Sun
  • 11 Train Running Low on Soul Coal

  • Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin