Bobby (When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water album)

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Studio album by
Released1989 (1989)
RecordedNoise New York
(New York City, NY)
GenrePsychedelic pop
LabelShimmy Disc
When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water chronology
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Bobby is the debut studio album of When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water, released in 1989 by Shimmy Disc. It was re-issued on CD with six additional songs.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Bobby Goldsboro, except where noted.

Side one
1."Muddy Mississippi Line" 3:41
2."Broomstick Cowboy" 2:35
3."Watching Scotty Grow"Mac Davis3:10
4."The Straight Life"Sonny Curtis1:52
5."If You've Got a Heart" 2:34
6."See the Funny Little Clown" 3:31
7."Can You Feel It?" 3:32
Side two
1."Honey"Bobby Russell2:21
2."Little Things" 1:39
3."Autumn of My Life" 3:18
4."Voodoo Woman" 1:53
5."With Pen Hand" 4:40
6."It's Too Late" 2:18
7."Me, Japanese Boy"Burt Bacharach, Hal David2:14
8."I'm a Drifter" 3:12
CD issue bonus tracks
16."This Guy's in Love with You"Burt Bacharach, Hal David2:19
17."Dominique"Jeanine Deckers3:10
18."A Girl Named Sandoz"Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch3:35
19."Timothy"Rupert Holmes2:57
20."Glad She's a Woman" 2:35
21."Watercolor Days" 1:54


Adapted from Bobby liner notes.[3]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1989 Shimmy Disc CS, LP shimmy 024
Europe CD, LP SDE 8913


  1. ^ "When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water: Bobby > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  2. ^ Greenberger, David; Schinder, Scott (2007). "When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water". Trouser Press. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  3. ^ Bobby (sleeve). When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water. New York City, New York: Shimmy Disc. 1989.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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