Boxers (single)

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US Cover art
Name Boxers
Release Jan. 16, '95 (UK), Feb. 2, '95 (USA), March 10, '95 (Australia)
Total Length 3:28
Recorded October, 1994
Writer/composer Morrissey / Alain Whyte
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Art work Cover star: Irish American professional boxer Billy Conn

(picture taken from "Ring" Magazine)
Sleeve: Whores In Retirement

Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher Parlophone (UK), Sire/Reprise (USA), EMI (Australia)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, Cassette, CD
Chart position UK #23 / USA #118
Single chronology
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Dagenham Dave


The US cover features a photograph of Morrissey taken by Jake Walters.

The US release was CD only.

Track list


[Parlophone – 7243 8 81888 2 1 (UK), Sire – 9 41914-2 (US)]

  1. Boxers – 3:28 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. Have-A-Go Merchant – 2:37 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  3. Whatever Happens, I Love You – 3:03 (Morrissey/Whyte)


Losing in front of your home crowd
You wish the ground
Would open up and take you down
And will time never pass?
Will time never pass, for us?

Your weary wife is walking away
Your nephew is true
Well, he thinks the world of you
And I have to close my eyes

Losing in front of your home town
The crowd call your name
They love you, all the same
The sound, the smell and the spray
you will take them all away
And they'll stay 'til the grave

Your weary wife is walking away
Your nephew is true
Well, he thinks the world of you
And I have to close my eyes

Losing in your home town
Hell is the bell that will not ring again
You will return one day
Because of all the things that you see
When your eyes close

Your weary wife walking away
Your nephew is true
He still thinks the world of you
And I have to dry my eyes

Sleeve Artwork

Music Video


Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 41

Morrissey live history:

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Discogs Information


  • Bass - Jonny Bridgwood
  • Drums - Woodie Taylor
  • Engineer [Engineered By] - Danton Supple
  • Guitar [Guitars] - Alain Whyte
  • Guitar [Guitars], Saxophone [Sax], Clarinet - Boz Boorer
  • Layout - Green Ink
  • Producer [Produced By] - Steve Lillywhite
  • Sleeve - Whores In Retirement
  • Vocals [Uncredited] - Morrissey
  • Written-By - Alain Whyte
  • Written-By - Morrissey


Side opening matte card sleeve, spine with text. Plain inner.

[On sleeve]: ℗ 1995 The Copyright in This Sound Recording Is Owned By EMI Records Ltd. © 1995 EMI Records Ltd. Printed in the U.K.

[On labels]: MADE IN UK


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Discogs information (additional release)


Gloss card sleeve, dark plastic frame with ribbed spines.

[On back cover]: Recorded in South London.

©℗ 1995 Sire Records Company. Made in U.S.A.

[On FLP case]: Ivy Hill Corp. NY, NY.

[On CD]: Bona Relations Ltd. PRS, admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Sony Music Publishing U.K., admin. by Sony Songs Inc. BMI


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Wikipedia Information


"Boxers" is a song by English singer-songwriter Morrissey, released in January 1995 to promote a tour of the same name. The single reached number 23 on the UK Singles Chart despite not appearing on an album at the time of the release. The title track and the two B-sides would later be compiled on the World of Morrissey that was released in February that year.

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