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Martin's Gone

from I Wanna Be Your Cabin Boy by Tom Robinson

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Recorded at Daylight studios in Hamburg 1982 with Richard Mazda (producer, guitar, b.vocals) Steve Laurie (drums) and TR (bass, keys, vocals)

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MARTIN'S GONE

Martin's gone… Martin's gone
Things will never be the same again
Now Martin's gone

I told my mother and the boy next door
The girl at the garage and my brother in law
I talked to the doctor and I told my boss
The launderette lady and the corner shop
I told the postman, then I told a gag
I told Claire Rayner and the local rag
I told the barmaid and the landlord too
I told everybody in the world I knew

Martin's gone… Martin's gone
Things will never be the same again
Now Martin's gone

I told our father and my favourite guys
Ten Hail Marys and a few white lies
I told the Samaritans, I told my dog
I talked to the telly and the talking clock
Back on the wagon when the nights are dark
I drive by the diner where I made my mark

Martin's gone… Martin's gone
Things will never be the same again
Now Martin's gone

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from I Wanna Be Your Cabin Boy, released October 5, 2009
Written by Tom Robinson, Published by Notting Hill Music

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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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