"Black-Eyed Susan"
(Morrissey/Alain Whyte)


The song was very likely written in the first half of 1993. It was recorded with producer Steve Lillywhite during the "Vauxhall & I" sessions which stretched from June to August 1993 at Hook End Manor. Its chaotic bridge was added after the song was finished. The final result wasn't included on the latter album nor on any of its singles (although it was at some point meant to be included on the single "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get"). It remained in the EMI vaults until the end of 1995 when that label put together the "Sunny" single comprising songs which had been left aside, such as this one. Musicians on this recording were Boz Boorer (guitar), Alain Whyte (guitar), Jonny Bridgwood (bass) and Woodie Taylor (drums).


single version {4:07}
"Sunny" single, all formats
"My Early Burglary Years" album
"The HMV/Parlophone Singles '88-'95" album


This song has never been performed specifically for radio, television or the web.


This song has never been done live.


alternate version {4:11}
Taken from a record company cd-r of a scrapped reissue of "Vauxhall & I", this has not yet leaked on bootlegs.