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Tomblands is track #11 on The Libertines' self-titled second album, with the track credited to Doherty and Barat. Although no known sessions versions or demos exist, there is a monitor mix version online that is available for fans to download.

Carl Barat describes Tomblands as a witty, good time sea shanty that throws the good ship Albion ashore Treasure Island.

Doherty said on the radio program Whatever Became Of The Likely Lads that Tomblands was his favorite track off the second album.

Appearing on

The Libertines The LibertinesAlbum2004-08-30
Flophouse Rambles Peter DohertySession2004
Flophouse Rambles (& Conversation) Peter DohertySession2004
Monitor Mixes The LibertinesSession2003


High register: operational

In the land of the gauching, skiving sun
There're bodies in the room, lad
Never an honest days work is done
They call it the Tomblands

No, they're never gonna get me, no
Never gonna get me, no
Never gonna get me, no

Fifteen holes in the dealer's chest
Yo ho ho he was a mini Martell man
Serve the girls and shovel up the rest
Pieces of eight in the jukebox
Oh, you know,
didn't wanna be the one to tell you
She was only fourteen
Sussed out your dirty sordid little scene

No, never gonna get me no
Never gonna get me no
Never gonna get me no

BandThe Libertines
CreditsCarl Barat
Peter Doherty

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