Statue of Liberty

(Partridge)

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Recordings
XTCfans interview with Andy Partridge
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Single version, 2'24 edit.
    Recorded at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London.
    Produced and engineered by John Leckie.
    Released on 6 January 1978 as a single in the U.K.
  2. Promotional video, 2'24.
    Produced by Keefco Film Company.
    Directed by Keith "Keef" MacMillan.
    Filmed at ITN Studios, London, on 9 January 1978.
    Distributed for broadcast in 1978.
    Released in 1982 on the Look Look video compilation.
  3. Album version, 2'52.
    Released on White Music.
    Colin: “Barry (Andrews) was still with us then, and the keyboards were a dominant part of the sound.” Andy: “Yeah, that cheap fairground organ - I was well into that. Barry had a ludicrously idiosyncratic style.” Dave: “It was banned by the BBC for the lyrics: ‘In my fantasy I sail beneath your skirt’.”
    Andy: “One Sunday afternoon my girlfriend was doing some ironing and kept on lifting her iron into the air to get the lead untangled, she reminded me of the Statue of Liberty. Rainy days make your mind wander and. . . I even saw the Statue herself in 1978, it was bright green with oxidization. A certain radio station banned it [the song] for its ‘risqué’ line ‘I sailed beneath your skirt’, whilst they played ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ in which Lou Reed's characters are busy shaving their legs, changing their sex and giving each other head.”
  4. Live version.
    Recorded live 9 March 1978 at The Hippodrome, Golders Green, London, for Sight & Sound in Concert.
    Produced by Jeff Griffin for the BBC.
    Released on 16 November 1998 on Transistor Blast in the U.K.
  5. Live video version.
    Recorded live for The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1978.
    Released on The Best of the Old Grey Whistle Test video in the U.K., on 17 September 2001.
  6. Live video version.
    Recorded live 18 November 1979 at Théâtre de l'Empire, Paris, France, for Chorus.
    Produced by Antoine de Caunes.
    Released in October 2010 on Sur la scène du Théâtre de l'Empire à Paris - Chorus - 18/11/1979 in France.
  7. CBS demo.
    Recorded at CBS Studios, first session, January 1977.
    Not released.

[Thanks to Jon Rosenberger]


Art

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Statue of Liberty single back cover

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Japanese Statue of Liberty PS

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“Statue of Liberty” live on The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1978

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“Statue of Liberty” promotional video

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“Statue of Liberty” promotional video

 

Lyrics

The first time I saw you standing in the water
You must have been all of a thousand feet tall
Nearly naked - unashamed like herod's daughter
Your love was so big
It made New York look small

You've been the subject of so many dreams
Since I climbed your torso
Oh!
My statue of Liberty
Boo Boo
Impaled on your hair
What do you do
Do Do to me
Boo Boo

I leaned right over to kiss your stoney book
A little jealous of the ships with whom you flirt
A billion lovers with their cameras
Snap to look and in my fantasy
I sail beneath your skirt

© 1978 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 18:27:25 -0600
From: jared (at) wgmd dot com
Subject: Chalkhills Submission, Statue of Liberty Tab/Chords
Message-ID: <ae0b79b6200e55c78098d2f29a6b7d18.squirrel (at) mail dot wgmd dot com>


Here's an *in key* update for "Statue of Liberty" - Thanks for keeping
this site alive!

Intro and Verse

C G Am G


Chorus:

Em Am / G / Am, Bm C (Bm C)...


Em                            Am /G Am
You've been the subject of so many dreams

        Bm      C    (Bm / C)*
Since I climbed your torso

C    G    Am
Oh!

G              - repeat C G Am G
My statue of Liberty

Outro

It's something like C C/B Bb Bb/B (either way it walks with bass C B Bb B
C...)

*the second Bm / C isn't really really it.. but, it was close enough for a
five minute figure. Just follow the bass to dictate the chords, you know!

thanks, jmx.

Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 14:29:29 GMT
From: "d.gstalder@juno.com" <d.gstalder (at) juno dot com>
Subject: tab statue of liberty
Message-Id: <20091011.102929.11512.0 (at) webmail02 dot vgs dot untd dot com>


Statue of Liberty - XTC A. Partridge

Intro
G        Em   (4 X)

verse 1
G            Em                   G        Em
The first time I saw you standing in the water
G                Em                G       Em
You must have been all of a thousand feet tall
G            Em                   G        Em
Nearly naked - unashamed like herod's daughter
G            Em                    G       Em
Your love was so big it made New York look small

chorus
Bm                       Em   Bm
You've been the subject of so many dreams since I
D     G    D    G
climbed your tor - so
G        Em                G               Em
Oh!               My statue of Liberty      woo hoo
G            Em                   G        Em
Impaled on your hair, what do you do, do do to me


verse 2
I leaned right over to kiss your stoney book
A little jealous of the ships with whom you flirt
A billion lovers with their cameras snap to look
and in my fantasy I sail beneath your skirt

chorus repeat

out-tro (repeat endlessly)
G            Em            G           Em
oh oh oh oh oh oh my statue of liberty

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