Me and the Farmer

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"Me and the Farmer"
Single by The Housemartins
from the album The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death
Released September 1987
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, cassette
Recorded 1987
Genre Rock
Label Go! Discs
The Housemartins singles chronology
"Five Get Over Excited"
(May 1987)
"Me and the Farmer" "Build"
(Nov. 1987)

"Me and the Farmer" is a single by British Indie rock band The Housemartins from the album The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death. It reached #15 in the UK singles chart the week of 12 September 1987.[1][2] The song had been written some 18 months previously, on 22 January 1986 (the same day as Happy Hour). [3]

It featured Sandy Blair on the tuba.

The B-Side "Step Outside" later appeared in the 1988 compilation Now That's What I Call Quite Good.

7 inch single track listing[edit]

  • "Me and the Farmer"
  • "I Bit My Lip"

12 inch/cassette single track listing[edit]

  • "Me and the Farmer"
  • "He Will Find You Out"
  • "Step Outside"
  • "I Bit My Lip"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart 4
UK Singles Chart 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://thehousemartins.com/
  2. ^ "Me and the Farmer", Chart Stats, retrieved 2010-02-11
  3. ^ "Paul Heaton interview". The One Show. March 12, 2013. BBC One.