"Sister I'm A Poet"
(Morrissey/Stephen Street)

 

This song must have been written shortly before it was recorded, which was during the session for the "Everyday Is Like Sunday" single b-sides, in March 1988 at Wool Hall Studios in Bath, with producer Stephen Street. This is very likely the song that had the working title "Sisterama". Musicians on the recording were Vini Reilly (guitar), Stephen Street (bass) and Andrew Paresi (drums), as well as a string sextet led by John Metcalfe.

 

single version {2:25}
• 12", cassette and cd-single of "Everyday Is Like Sunday"
"The Loop", a French giveaway cd-EP
"My Early Burglary Years" album
"íThe Best Of!" album
"The HMV/Parlophone Singles '88-'95" album

 

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

 

This song has been done in concert a total of 162 times by Morrissey, perhaps even 163 times if we take into account that information is missing for one 1991 concert. It was on the setlist for Morrissey's live debut at Wolverhampton in 1988, backed by Andy Rourke, Mike Joyce and Craig Gannon. It returned to the set more than halfway into the 1991 Kill Uncle tour and was done almost every night from the beginning of September until the end of that year. Its assiduity carried over to the subsequent Your Arsenal tour in 1992 when it was on the setlist for 50 shows out of a possible 56. The song was then given a break of 10 years and returned on the 2002 tour without a name when each and every audience was treated to it. It was absent again during the following few tours, only to return in force halfway into the 2007-2008 Greatest Hits tour and done non-stop (except for one concert which ended prematurely) until the end of the tour. It was last heard in Myrtle Beach at the start of the 2009 Tour Of Refusal. For some reason this would turn out to be the song's only airing on that tour.

live Wolverhampton 22 December 1988 {2:26}
"Hulmerist", a video compilation
"Sing Your Life" Japan 3-track video compilation
live Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre 31 October 1991 {?:??}
"Your Arsenal" album, redesigned edition bonus DVD
live Paris 22 December 1992 {2:23}
"Beethoven Was Deaf" live album
"The World Of Morrissey" album

 

No demos or studio outtakes of this song have leaked to the general public at this point in time.