Different Finger

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Please put your rings on a different finger if you meet me tonight
'Cause I can't stand those suspicious glances
'Cause I know the things they're saying are right
They're saying why don't you straighten up
And see what you've got to lose
Put it all down to fate but you still got the chance to choose
I don't want to hear your whole life story
Or about my strange resemblance to some old flame
All I want is one night of glory
I don't even know your second name

Please put your rings on a different finger 'cause we've got so much at stake
I can't stand those suspicious glances
'Cause they seem to cover every move I make
But if I can be alone with you completely tonight
Put your rings on a different finger
Before I turn out the light

Different Finger
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byNick Lowe in association with Roger Bechirian
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Recorded1980, DJM Studios and/or Eden Studios, London
ReleasedJanuary 1981
AlbumsTrust, 1981
SinglesFrom A Whisper To A Scream (Netherlands), 1981
PromosDifferent Finger, 1981

First known performance:
January 20, 1981, Nashville, TN
Last known performance:
November 4, 2019, Nashville, TN
     (6 known performances)

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From A Whisper To A Scream singleFrom A Whisper To A Scream Netherlands 7" single front sleeve.jpg


Dan Bourdeaux performed live, 2016-10-13, Music Cafe, Damascus, Maryland 2016 YouTube
Nicole De Jesus performed live, 2013, location unknown 2013 YouTube
My Darling Clementine Country Darkness Vol. 2 E.P. 2020 websiteAllMusic
Erich Sellheim home studio production, sung in German 2016 YouTube
Patrik Tanner A Tribute To Elvis Costello 2004 AllmusicAmazonAmazon.uk

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