a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Recent updates

22/11/2012, New Captcha validation


Due to recent spam attacks on a short site, registration was temporary disabled last week.
This has now been fixed with a new registration page featuring an animated captcha validation.

Registering allows you to post on the forum and enables the wiki-feature of the site to edit and discuss any page of a short site.

If you have trouble to read a confirmation code during the registration, you can click on ‘Refresh confirmation code’ to build a new code. The aim of this validation is to block automatic registration used by spam robots; so if you’ve got any trouble registering, please contact us directly and we’d be pleased to help you.


02/10/2012, Update: Commissioned Works

A new section has been added to a short site: The Commissioned Works. This section gathers non-album works such as music for TV and films as well as recent drama and theatre works.
There you’ll find information about Swallows and Amazons or Sevastopol. Details and lyrics of the songs from the series The I.T. Crowd and Father Ted have also been added.

Moreover, detailed information about the known home recordings / demos of The Divine Comedy has been added. You’ll find there more about the development of the songs.
In addition to this, a section listing some of the gear used by the band over the years has recently been added thanks to many contributions.

And, a couple of new guitar tabs have been added thanks to Mathieu: ‘A Lady Of A Certain Age’ and ‘Bang Goes The Knighthood’.


26/08/2011, Promenade songbook


We are very excited to present the latest addition to a short site. The songs section has been updated to feature the complete scores of all Promenade album songs.

For each song, you can download a zip file featuring the scores in PDF format for one or every instruments, as well as a MIDI file:
  1. Bath
  2. Going Downhill Fast
  3. The Booklovers
  4. A Seafood Song
  5. Geronimo
  6. Don’t Look Down
  7. When The Lights Go Out All Over Europe
  8. The Summerhouse
  9. Neptune’s Daughter
  10. A Drinking Song
  11. Ten Seconds To Midnight
  12. Tonight We Fly

Or you can download a zip of all full scores in a single songbook PDF with the MIDI files.

Thanks go to the contributors, especially to Charlotte, Richard and Jon.

And, as a bonus, to celebrate the forthcoming tour of Swallows & Amazons, you can find the piano chords of ‘Like Robinson Crusoe’ as played by Neil Hannon during last year’s tour.

Note: the MIDI playback may differ from a computer to another, therefore you may not rely on them to rate the accuracy of the transcription.


15/06/2011, Lyrics update

a short site has recently seen its wiki pages updated. Lyrics pages for all released album titles and B-sides have been updated. These include lyrics for The Duckworth Lewis Method album, or the early October 1st EP.

In addition to this, the discography has been updated with the listing of compilations featuring the recent releases.


09/01/2011, New section: News in Brief

A new section has been added to a short site : the News in Brief. With this section, we share with you everyday recent or archived content from the Internet about The Divine Comedy. The news in brief link you to websites, blogs or forum that feature articles, interviews, reviews or just thought about The Divine Comedy.

The section has already been filled with archived links shared last year on a short forum or Facebook.

To keep informed please subscribe to the Atom feed.


11/11/2010, New contributions!

New contributions have been made to a short site. To complete with the recent addition of the ‘Neapolitan Girl’ guitar tab and the ‘At The Indie Disco’ piano score, here are 4 new scores for you to enjoy with your own piano or guitar!
All of them provided with MIDI files to listen to. Thanks to laïka and Billy Bird.

As always, a short wiki continues being updated regularly, so please keep an eye on recent changes webpage or RSS feed.

Last but not least, we are glad to announce that a short site finally has its own facebook page. Please add us if you haven’t already!


28/06/2010, Discography update and Bang Goes The Knighthood contributions

Some contributions have been added on a short site :

Besides, jon-senior has already tabbed the two thirds of Bang Goes The Knighthood.


12/03/2010, Latest updates

a short site has been updates and features new content.

First, a Duckworth-Lewis section has been added. It features a biography, discography and soon a complete chronology of the legendary cricket band.

The photo gallery is now online, and you’ll find a compilation of some album photos and artwork details. More to come soon…

Some discography updates have been done on a short wiki over the last months. Please check the update page for details.

Finally, a few press articles have been added. Please see this news comment for details.


10/12/2009, Feed update

This week, a short site has been updated and a short forum upgraded to phpBB 3.0.6.
Those updates include new Atom feeds. We please you to update your RSS bookmarks to them.

Here is a brief summary of the available feeds:


28/02/2009, a short wiki

We are pleased to announce that a short site about The Divine Comedy is back online, with a new feature: a short wiki.
You can now register to the website – if you hadn’t already registered to a short forum before – and easily add new content or improve what's already here.
Please read the FAQ before editing any page.