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Song Lyrics

Me and my brother were talkin' to each other
'Bout what makes a man, a man
Was it brain or brawn, or the month you were born
We just couldn't understand

Our old man didn't like our appearance
He said that only women wear long hair

So me and my brother borrowed money from mother
We knew what we had to do
We went downstairs, past the barber and gymnasium
And got our arms tattooed

Welcome to my life, tattoo
I'm a man now, thanks to you
I expect, I'll regret you
But the skin graft man won't get you
You'll be there when I die, tattoo

My dad beat me 'cause mine said "Mother"
But my mother naturally liked it and beat my brother
'Cause his tattoo was of a lady in the nude
And my mother thought that was extremely rude

Welcome to my life, tattoo
We've a long time together, me and you
I expect I'll regret you
But the skin graft man won't get you
You'll be there when I die, tattoo

Now I'm older, I'm tattooed all over
My wife is tattooed too
A rooty-toot-toot, rooty-tooty-toot-toot
Rooty-toot-toot tattoo too
To you

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Release History

The The Who song "Tattoo" appears on the following albums:
1969-09-29: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18 November 2005

Amsterdam 1969
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Amsterdam Journey
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Fillmore East
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Fillmore East

  1. Summertime Blues (3:24)
  2. Fortune Teller (2:21)
  3. Tattoo (2:55)
  4. Little Billy (2:17)
  5. I Can't Explain (2:06)
  6. Happy Jack (2:10)
  7. Relax (2:39)
  8. Easy Going Guy (2:21)
  9. Boris The Spider (2:27)
  10. My Generation (7:16)
  11. A Quick One (8:54)
  12. Shakin' All Over (4:12)
Live At Fillmore East
1988

The Who & The Jimi Hendrix Experience
1970

The Who & The Jimi Hendrix Experience

  1. Substitute (3:47)
  2. Disguises (3:10)
  3. Run Run Run (2:45)
  4. I'm A Boy (2:38)
  5. Whiskey Man (2:59)
  6. Happy Jack (2:10)
  7. Magic Bus (3:16)
  8. Boris The Spider (2:27)
  9. Tattoo (2:55)
  10. Pinball Wizard (3:03)
  11. I'm Free (2:24)
  12. Rael (9:31)
Thirty Years of Maximum R&B
05 July 1994

Thirty Years of Maximum R&B

  1. Long Live Rock (3:55)
  2. [Pete Townshend dialogue (live)] (0:37)
  3. Rotosound Strings (0:06)
  4. Shakin' All Over (4:12)
  5. Baba O' Riley (5:00)
  6. I Can See For Miles (4:14)
  7. I'm The Face (2:28)
  8. Life With the Moons (1:43)
  9. Bargain (Live) (5:00)
  10. Here 'tis (2:08)
  11. Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand (2:09)
  12. Naked Eye (live) (5:04)
  13. Armenia City In The Sky (3:42)
  14. Pure And Easy (4:22)
  15. University Challenge (0:30)
  16. Zoot Suit (1:59)
  17. Leaving Here (2:47)
  18. Slip Kid (4:09)
  19. Tattoo (2:55)
  20. The Song Is Over (5:22)
  21. I Can't Explain (2:06)
  22. Our Love Was (3:28)
  23. Poetry Cornered (0:32)
  24. [studio dialogue] (0:47)
  25. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (2:41)
  26. Behind Blue Eyes (3:31)
  27. Dreaming From the Waist (live) (4:16)
  28. Rael 1 (5:42)
  29. Blue, Red And Grey (2:43)
  30. Daddy Rolling Stone (2:52)
  31. Rael 2 (0:52)
  32. Won't Get Fooled Again (8:59)
  33. Life With The Moons #2 (0:31)
  34. My Generation (7:16)
  35. The Seeker (edited version) (3:22)
  36. Track Records / Premier Drums (0:32)
  37. Bony Moronie (live) (3:24)
  38. Squeeze Box (2:41)
  39. Sunrise (3:06)
  40. The Kids Are Alright (2:45)
  41. Let's See Action (3:57)
  42. My Wife (Live) (4:33)
  43. [Russell Harty dialogue] (0:22)
  44. The Ox (3:49)
  45. A Legal Matter (2:44)
  46. Jaguar (2:54)
  47. Join Together (4:18)
  48. Who Are You (single version) (4:59)
  49. Melancholia (3:01)
  50. Music Must Change (4:34)
  51. Relay (3:47)
  52. Fortune Teller (2:21)
  53. Sister Disco (4:16)
  54. Substitute (live) (2:09)
  55. The Real Me (3:31)
  56. 5:15 (single version) (4:17)
  57. Guitar And Pen (5:49)
  58. I'm A Boy (2:38)
  59. Magic Bus (3:16)
  60. Bell Boy (4:44)
  61. Disguises (3:10)
  62. Little Billy (2:17)
  63. You Better You Bet (5:37)
  64. Dogs (3:02)
  65. Eminence Front (5:26)
  66. Happy Jack Jingle (0:31)
  67. Love, Reign O'er Me (5:48)
  68. Happy Jack (2:10)
  69. Overture (6:03)
  70. Twist and Shout (live) (3:10)
  71. Boris The Spider (2:27)
  72. I'm a Man (live) (6:34)
  73. The Acid Queen (3:42)
  74. [Abbie Hoffman incident (live)] (0:15)
  75. So Sad About Us (3:00)
  76. A Quick One, While He's Away (original version) (live) (9:41)
  77. Saturday Night's Alright (for Fighting) (4:33)
  78. Underture (live) (4:03)
  79. Pictures Of Lily (2:43)
  80. Pinball Wizard (3:03)
  81. Early Morning Cold Taxi (3:05)
  82. I'm Free (2:24)
  83. Coke 2 (0:48)
  84. See Me, Feel Me (live) (3:32)
  85. Heaven And Hell (5:42)
  86. (This Could Be) The Last Time (3:02)
  87. I Can't Reach You (3:33)
  88. Girl's Eyes (3:07)
  89. Young Man Blues (6:07)
  90. Bag O'Nails (0:05)
  91. Summertime Blues (3:24)
  92. Call Me Lightning (2:20)


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