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The Who

Boris The Spider

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“Boris the Spider” is a song written by The Who’s bassist, John Entwistle. It appears as the second track of their 1966 album, A Quick One. This song is claimed to be John’s first composition. The song was a live staple. This song, “My Wife” and “The Quiet One” were John’s biggest songs to perform live (in fact, “The Quiet One” was written to replace this song and “My Wife”, which John had become tired of singing). Though this song was popular, it was never released as a single in the USA and the UK . In Japan, Boris the Spider was released as the b-side to “Whiskey Man” in 1967. “Boris the Spider” was written after Entwistle had been out drinking with Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman. They were making up funny names for animals when Entwistle came up... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly ... Boris the spider ... Creepy, crawly

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