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Author: Syd Barrett

Released on 8 records:

Underwater Moonlight. . . And How It Got There, 2001  (Vinyl LP)  Matador DNA 500
Underwater Moonlight. . . And How It Got There, 2001  (CD)  Matador DNA 500
Maxwell's, New York, 1980, 1998  (CD)  Handmade Productions
Underwater Moonlight, 1992  (CD)  Rykodisc RCD 20232
Underwater Moonlight, 1990  (CD)  Glass Fish Records MOIST 1 CD
Near The Soft Boys, 1980  (Vinyl 7")  Armageddon Records AEP 002
Underwater Moonlight, 1980  (Vinyl LP)  Roof Records 133 026
Underwater Moonlight, 1980  (Vinyl LP)  Attic Records LAT 1103


In yellow shoes
I get the blues
So I walk the street
In plastic feet

In my blue velvet trousers
Make me feel pink
There's a kind of stink
About blue velvet trousers

In my paisley shirt
I look a jerk
And my turqoise waistcoat
Is quite out of sight

But oh no, my haircut looks so bad

So I change my gear
And I buy my jeans
Then I cover them up with the latest cut

It don't take long to buy nylon socks
I watch my watch with a plain face and the date
In a whole hole

It's what I wear, it's what you see
It must be me
It's what I am
Vegetable man

Ah ha ha ha ha ha hha
Ah ha ha ha ha ha hha

Oh, I've been looking all over the place
For a place for me
But it ain't anywhere
It just ain't anywhere
He's the kind of fella
You just got to see if you can
Vegetable man
Vegetable man
Vegetable man
Vegetable man
Vegetable man

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Known to have been played live at 12 gigs:

The Soft Boys:
Railway Inn (Winchester, England UK), 10/16/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Mean Fiddler (London, England UK), 10/17/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: 40 Watt Club (Athens, Georgia US), 10/22/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Variety Playhouse (Atlanta, Georgia US), 10/22/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Maxwell's (Hoboken, New Jersey US), 10/25/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Mercury Lounge (New York, New York US), 10/27/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: The Double Door (Chicago, Illinois US), 10/28/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: 1st Avenue (Minneapolis, Minnesota US), 10/29/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Amoeba Records (San Francisco, California US), 11/3/2002 (In-Store)
The Soft Boys: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 11/5/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Teatro Toscanini (Chiari, Italy), 1/18/2003 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Boat Race (Cambridge, England UK), 1/29/2003 (Concert)

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