Hunters and Collectors – Carry Me

Carry Me (UK cover)

Carry Me (UK cover)

 

The Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ] [UK]

Release Date: 1984.

Australian Chart Position: [Did Not Enter]

Comments: Australian 7″ single is double A-sided The Slab/Carry Me.

All UK singles (7″, 12″) have The Unbeliever as a studio b-side. The 12″ version also contains Follow Me No More.

Single Availability: (Aus Version) Extremely rare, (UK Version) Extremely rare.

Value: A$6-A$30.

 

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1] 4:10 All non CD versions of The Jaws Of Life album. Moderately common. Not available new.
Studio [1] 4:10 Australian sampler The Jaws Of Life EP. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Studio [1] 4:10 Australian 7″ The Slab/Carry Me single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Studio [1] 4:05 UK Carry Me single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Studio [2] Remix  4:12 CD versions of The Jaws Of Life album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form
Studio [2] Remix  4:11 Natural Selection / Greatest Hits album. Extremely common. Available new in CD, CD/DVD and digital form.
Studio [2] Remix 4:12 Australian Collected Works album. Extremely common. Not available new.
Studio [2] Remix 4:12 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio [2] Living Daylight Remix 4:05 US/Canadian Living Daylight EP. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio [2] Living Daylight Remix 4:07 US/Canadian Living Daylight EP. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 13 September 2015.
Live 4:19 The Way To Go Out album and video. Extremely common. Available new in CD, DVD and digital form.
Live 4:19 Natural Selection / Greatest Hits video. Moderately common. Available new in CD/DVD, DVD and digital form.

 Recommended Version(s).

 

Commentary

Comments from the “Natural Selection” liner notes (by Mark Seymour):

The first drinking song. Having languished in London for too long, we came home to cheer up and start writing again. Nevertheless, the taste of English beer has lingered. Unforgettable.

 

Lyrics

(I keep falling over)

My overcoat is hung and I’m too far gone to see
When the last drinks bell is rung you can carry me
Carry me

Carry me, push me through the door
Shovel me up when I’m sinking to this tear stained floor
Carry me

And sometimes I go over
Over the bar I’ll go
Sometimes the pole is only one inch short

And sometimes I go over and you get me on a barrel
And your careful and your loving hands get caught
So carry me
Carry me

But I’m sorry if I showed you
How to lift this truck up off the ground
Yeah I’m not sorry if I moved ten tonnes or more

And I’m not sorry if I showed you how to wriggle round and round
As long as you could push me through the door

So if my overcoat is hung and I’m too far gone to see
And the last drinks bell is rung you can carry me
Carry me