a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Queen Of The South

Lyrics & Music: Neil Hannon

Published by: Damaged Pop Music / BMG Music Publishing Ltd.

Originally interpreted by: The Divine Comedy


To see the lyrics, click on the name of the version you are interested in (on the left).




A very rare song at lives. It was played in 1994 and in 2006.

The Promenade Companion isn't exactly a live recording. The same recording, but edited, is on Rarities. But, will you tell me, they're not exactly the same! No, that's true. So here's a listing of the differences:
-on the Promenade Companion, you can hear Neil and Natalie Box. This has been cut for Rarities.
-on the Promenade Companion, the instrumental part between the fist chorus and the second verse is longer than on Rarities (21 sec. vs 17 sec.). This is the only troubling fact about these two versions.
-apart from that, they sound exactly the same (even before the four "Queen of the South" you can hear the same noise in both).

The song, which maybe got its title from a poem by C.W. Pearsall... or maybe from the Scottish football team (hard to tell, it's quite a common phrase), is about unshared love.