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I Want A Boy For My Birthday

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THE SMITHS song
Name I Want A Boy For My Birthday
Album/single Unreleased
Length 2:58
Writer/composer Sylvester Bradford
Producer Tape cassette recording only
Tape given to Dale Hibbert
Release Not applicable
Recorded Circa August 1982

Information

This is a cover of The Cookies song ("Willpower" B-side, 1963).
Played live only once at their first gig.
Dale Hibbert [teased releasing] this via a countdown alongside mention of other rarities.
On December 15/16, 2019, he streamed & released the audio via YouTube.
Although only watched by 112 people at the time, it was quickly shared by the [media] due to its historical importance.
On December 17, 2019, Dale held a Q&A on this site and [answered questions] about the recording.
On December 20, 2019, Dale [removed this song] and all his YouTube content citing:

I have taken the channel down, before the gossip and rumours, no one has forced this, it was my choice. I made it available for people with an interest in the music, and in the embryonic development of bands.

I did not make it available for the likes of the the f***ers at NME and other music rags to use as click bait.

What frustrated me the most was the absolute shit arsed laziness of the journalists, copying and pasting from old wiki entries, absolutely no fact checking. This was never intended for you.

I would imagine that everybody that wanted to hear it, now has.

Lyrics

Sha la la la la la la la Sha la la sha la la Sha la la la la la la la Sha la la sha la la

I want a boy for my birthday That's what I've been dreaming of I won't have a happy birthday Without a boy to love

Don't want a bracelet with golden charms Because that won't fill my empty arms Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah I want a boy to love

Sha la la la la la la la (oh oh oh) Sha la la sha la la

I want a boy for my birthday That's the present that I need the most Just a boy for my birthday One who'll love to hold me close Doesn't matter if he's short or tall Just as long as he gives his all Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah I want a boy to love

I want a boy who's gonna treat me right (yeah yeah yeah) Hug me, kiss me, squeeze me day and night

I want a boy for my birthday He doesn't have to be too smart Just as long as he loves me And keeps me in his heart I want a boy to comfort me And treat me tenderly Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah I want a boy to love

Sha la la la la la la la (I want a boy to love) Sha la la sha la la (I want a boy for my birthday)

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 1

The Smiths live history:


Play count (Morrissey concert): 0








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