"(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame"
(Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman)


This song originally performed by Elvis was never recorded by the Smiths. Morrissey sang the first two verses as an intro to "Rusholme Ruffians" on live performances of the latter.

A very old friend
came by today
'Cause he was telling everyone in town
of the love that he just found
And Marie's the name
of his latest flame

He talked and talked
and I heard him say
That she had the longest blackest hair
the prettiest green eyes anywhere.
And Marie's the name
of his latest flame

[This is where the Smiths would move the song into "Rusholme Ruffians". Here are the rest of the lyrics, as sung by Elvis]

Though I smiled the tears inside were burning
I wished him luck
and then he said goodbye
he was gone
but still his words kept returning
What else was there for me
to do but cry?

would you believe
that yesterday
this girl was in my arms
and swore to me she'd be mine eternally

and Marie's the name
of his latest flame