Moribund the Burgermeister

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"Moribund the Burgermeister"
Song by Peter Gabriel from the album Peter Gabriel

1977 (1977) (UK)

1978 (US)
A-side "Solsbury Hill"
Recorded 1976
Length 04:20
Label Atco/Charisma
Producer Bob Ezrin
Peter Gabriel track listing
"Moribund the Burgermeister"
"Solsbury Hill"

"Moribund the Burgermeister" is a song by British musician Peter Gabriel. It is the B-side to his 1977 single "Solsbury Hill", and it is the first track on his 1977 eponymous debut album. The song is about a nervous disorder called Sydenham's chorea that causes rapid jerking movements in its victims. Saint Vitus claimed to have had a cure for the disease. Gabriel had the idea for the song after reading a book about Middle Age epidemics.[1]



  1. ^ "Moribund The Burgermeister by Peter Gabriel". Songfacts. Retrieved 12 August 2013.