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Cab It Up

Original UK release
First released 5 June 1989 on Beggars Banquet 7": Beg226; and 12": Beg226T (released 12 June 1989)

01. Cab It Up (Smith) 3:46  Lyrics

Cabbing it uptown
You're moving it uptown
You taxi it uptown uptown

And you're moving it southwest
You're cabbing it uptown
You're moving up sideways sideways

And you're cabbing it uptown uptown

Cabbing it uptown

Your business friend
Your business friend's Australian
And when he comes it's Gotterdamerung!

But you're cabbing it uptown
You're moving up south now
You're moving it uptown uptown
Sideways sideways

Main strips! Main strips!

People going, people going
Moving it uptown

And locked in the door bins
Slowly slowly

Jump in! Jump in!

You're cabbing it uptown uptown

But you know the best, Dan
I dunno where I am
I feel like crying

But cabbing it uptown
You're moving up sideways
Moving up slowly
You're cabbing it uptown

(Taxi! .....)

You'd better cab it up slowly

Moving in circles
A Shepherd's Bush man
Eats from a can
He taxi it southwest southwest
He moving it uptown uptown

Uptown Uptown

You'd better cab it up slowly
You'd better taxi it slowly
You'd better cab it slowly
You'd better cab it up

Jump in! Jump in!
Michael! Michael!

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02. Dead Beat Descendant (Smith, ME/Smith, B) 2:25  Lyrics


Here's a dance that is pure hell
Enter at your peril
Take five dead beat steps
Do a stroll
Act like you just got outta jail
You must be repellant
Dance dead beat descendant

Dead beat descendant

Come back here
Come back here

Turn left shout and shout come back here
Then hot-tail it right outta there
You are now descendant
You are a now descendant

Dead beat descendant

Make out your head is in a bell
And you got a man on your trail
And you are descendent, of a vicious criminal

Dead beat descendant's

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03. Kurious Oranj (Live) (Smith/Hanley, S/Wolstencroft) 5:56
04. Hit The North (Live) (Rogers/Smith, ME/Smith, B) 3:10

(7" side 1: track 1; side 2: track 2)
(12" side 1: tracks 1,2; side 2: tracks 3,4)

Mark E Smith - vocals
Brix Smith - guitar, keyboards, vocals
Craig Scanlon - guitar
Steve Hanley - bass
Marcia Schofield - keyboards
Simon Wolstencroft - drums

Produced by: Ian Broudie and Mark E Smith (track 1); Mark E Smith and Shan Hira (track 2); Ian Broudie (track 3); Mark E Smith (track 4)
Engineer & Live Mix (tracks 3-4): Dian Barton

Recording info & notes
Recorded at Cargo Studios, Rochdale and Edinburgh early 1989 (tracks 1-2). Live recordings from Manchester 1988 (tracks 3-4).

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