Sweet and Tender Hooligan

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"Sweet and Tender Hooligan" is a song by the English rock band the Smiths, written by singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr. Recorded in 1986, it was released as a single in May 1995 by Sire Records to promote the compilation album Singles.


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2008
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He was a sweet and tender hooligan, hooligan 
And he said that he'd never, never do it again 
And of course he won't (oh, not until the next time) 

He was a sweet and tender hooligan, hooligan 
And he swore that he'll never, never do it again 
And of course he won't (oh, not until the next time) 

Poor old man 
He had an "accident" with a three-bar fire 
But that's o.k. 
Because he wasn't very happy anyway 
Poor woman 
Strangled in her very own bed as she read 
But that's o.k. 
Because she was old and she would have died anyway 
Don't blame 

The sweet and tender hooligan, hooligan 
Because he'll never, never, never, never, never, never do it again 
(not until the next time) 

Jury, you've heard every word 
So before you decide 
Would you look into those "mother me" eyes 
I love you for you, my love, you my love 
You my love, you my love 
Jury, you've heard every word 
But before you decide 
Would you look into those "mother me" eyes 
I love you for you my love, you my love 
I love you just for you, my love 
Don't blame 

The sweet and tender hooligan, hooligan 
Because he'll never, never do it again 
And... 
"In the midst of life we are in death etc."
Don't forget the hooligan, hooligan 
Because he'll never, never do it again 
And... 
"In the midst of life we are in death etc."

Etc! etc! etc! etc! 
In the midst of life we are in death etc! 
Etc! etc! etc! etc! 
In the midst of life we are in debt etc! 

Just will you free me?
Will you find me?
Will you free me?
Will you find me?
Will you free me, free me, free me, free me, free me, free me, free me?
Jury will you free me?
Will you find me?
Will you free me?
Will you find me?
How will you find me, find me, find me, find me, find me, find me, find me?
Oh etc! etc! etc! etc! etc! etc!
Etc! etc! etc! etc! 
In the midst of life we are in debt etc! 
Oh...oh...

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The Smiths

The Smiths were an English alternative rock band, formed in Manchester in 1982. Based on the song writing partnership of vocalist Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr, the band also included bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. The group was signed to the independent record label Rough Trade Records, on which they released four studio albums, several compilations, and numerous non-LP singles. Although they had limited commercial success outside the UK while they were still together, and never released a single that charted higher than number 10 in their home country, The Smiths won a significant following, and remain cult an… more »

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Written by: STEVEN MORRISSEY, JOHNNY MARR

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