Songs Of An Impotent Troubadour
Details
1995 CD UK Durtro DURTRO026CD
In printed jewel case
Track Listing
  1. Welcome To Tiny Tim's World (1:27)
  2. The Ice Skaters Song - 1994 (2:48)
  3. Poem For Elizabeth Taylor - 1947 (2:43)
  4. You're The Only One - Song For Elizabeth Taylor (0:29)
  5. Tiny Tim's Search For The Magic Princess (2:34)
  6. The Destruction Of The Captain America Collection (1:25)
  7. Tiny Tim's Quest For Elizabeth Taylor (4:09)
  8. When I'm Feeling Sad - 1948 (0:37)
  9. Jane - 1948 (0:34)
  10. Our Little Secret - 1958 (1:09)
  11. Stephanie - 1958 (2:04)
  12. Pretty Baby - 1958 (1:32)
  13. Don't Call Me Anymore - 1958 (2:07)
  14. Whispering Voices - 1958 (1:27)
  15. Heaven Only Knows - 1958 (0:58)
  16. Dear Tuesday - 1960 (2:29)
  17. Tiny Tim At The Café Bizarre (1:17)
  18. Hello Ellie Halsey - 1963 (2:42)
  19. Tiny Tim At Page Three (3:03)
  20. If I Could Ride A Spaceship - 1964 (4:31)
  21. Tiny Tim Records His 78 Classics (2:01)
  22. Spoiled - 1964 (1:49)
  23. Just Another Girl Called Judy - 1964 (0:49)
  24. Tiny Tim Receives "Siddhartha" From Miss Bluebell (0:27)
  25. The Tragedy Of Romance (1:55)
  26. Introducing Miss Dixie! (3:46)
  27. Forever Miss Dixie - 1982 (1:11)
  28. Tiny Tim Meets The Eternal Princess (4:30)
  29. Jessica Hahn I - 1989 (2:26)
  30. I Used To Love Jessica Hahn, But Now I Love Stephanie Bohn - 1990 (1:08)
  31. Jessica Hahn II - 1989 (1:01)
  32. Santa Claus Has Got The Aids This Year - 1980 (2:38)
  33. She Left Me With The Herpes - 1980 (1:57)
  34. The Ballad Of An Impotent Troubadour - 1995 - Tiny Tim (0:44)
  35. Just What Do You Mean By 'Antichrist'? - Tiny Tim with Current 93 and Nurse With Wound (11:27) [c93unveiled] [ud069]
Personnel
Sleeve Notes
An Impotent Troubadour
A Valentine's Message From Tiny Tim

Why do I call myself by that name? Because it is true. However, I still yearn and love to sing love songs to young, beautiful girls.
My private parts may not function too well, but my heart for love and romance is on fire.
May this message give encouragement to those who are impotent -
To keep singing
Even if your bell stops ringing


Postscript: Since I wrote the above I have found, as the song says, "There may be life in the old boy yet". Certain fluctuations have occurred since I have been with Miss Sue. However, at this writing, things remain fairly the same. I am not encouraging, heaven forbid, sin; but in some sexual moments there has been life. I would still say, on the whole, everything remains the same.
I want to thank Mr. Burnett; Mr. Tibet; Mr. Mike Dubonis, my friend for just being there; Miss Sue M. Gardner for the blind faith she has in loving the Impotent Troubadour and by doing so her faith in Jesus Christ exceeds the angels; Miss Barley Vogel for taking the greatest photograph of Miss Stephanie I have ever seen; and Miss Stephanie, the Eternal Princess, for allowing this picture of her and me to be used in this album. It is my pleasure and thrill to have Miss Stephanie's image on the Impotent Troubadour album.

Tiny Tim, Valetine's Day, 1995

The Bemused Producer Writes...
I FIRST learned that Tiny Tim was a songwriter in September 1982. We met on the 12th at a Dallas performance, and during an interview he played a song that he had written for his then current flame, Miss Dixie. In 1984, he played a song for me about Santa Claus having the "Aids". Around 1990, he played a song he had written about my friend Stephanie Bohn. When he played me another song about Tonya Harding in 1994, I asked him if he would ever consider recording all his of his original compositions for an album to showcase his song writing talent. he said he would undertake the task if I wanted to arrange the session. And so, on July 6, 1994, Tiny told his story. For three hours he spoke of his quest for romance, bursting into song and anecdote, as if he could neither control nor stop the unfolding drama.
Amazingly, Tiny recalls each girl that he has met and loved in astounding detail. The humour and the warmth of these stories capture forever the unique experience that is Tiny Tim. The mood of the songwriting varies from serious to hilarious, and presents Tiny in a new light; fans may now enjoy him as a composer, as well as a performer.
I must confess to being very proud of this session. Although it is just a documentary with a rather imperfect approach, it collects for the first time the original songs of Tiny Tim. For the life of me, I can't figure out why nobody asked him to do this before I did. I'm glad I was the first person to think of it because, in some ways, this is the most important Tiny Tim album of all....he finally tells his tale.
I would like to thank: Tiny for agreeing to this project and for trusting me with it; Mike and Patti Haskins for leading me to Phil York for his engineering expertise and understanding; Gregor Brune for perseverance; David Tibet for invaluable aid; Kat for typesetting all; Barley Vogel for infinite patience with my obsession; Stephanie Bohn for her grace beyond grace.

Big Bucks Burnett, Valentine's Day, 1995

Front cover: painting by Steven Stapleton; photograph courtesy of Donna Rose and Randy Reeves. Photograph on back of booklet by John Gasperick. Inner inlay photograph of Miss Stephanie and Tiny Tim by Barley Vogel. Photograph of Big Bucks Burnett by Stephanie Bohn. Back cover portrait by Danny Hurley for his kindness in letting us use his photograph of Tiny Tim.
Recorded July 6, 1994. Engineered by Phil York. Album concept by Big Bucks Burnett © Durtro 1995. all songs (p) Ourbouros 1995, except "Forever Miss Dixie", which is originally (p) Street Of Dreams 1982, and which has been kindly assigned to Ourbouros for the purpose of this release only. All songs by Tiny Tim, except "Heaven Only Knows", which was co-written by Tiny Tim and Bob Gonzalez.

On My Knees Before The Eternal Troubadour
From the first moment I heard Tiny Tim, I wanted to give him a Trophy. He arrived straight up into the ranks of my two classic heroes, Louis Wain and Arthur Machen. This is a world where purity dare not show its face; where honesty is crushed by heartless wretches and hypocrites; where the sweet songs and sentiments of yesteryear are cynically scorned. But Thank God for Tiny Tim. A man who is aware of the deepest abysses of human nature - and of the goldentipped heights of heaven on earth to which only romance can bring us. It is my great pleasure and honour to be involved with this album; Tiny Tim sings from the heart - his heart - and from his experience. He's tramped the tearstained streets of showbusiness, looking for that fabled golden paving stone. And he has found it. But not in that Great Beast, that Scarlet Woman, that painted hussy that drips insincerity in her lie-by-numbers "entertainment" industry of today. Let me tell you his secret: he has found it in the fairytale world of beautiful women, where romance is never ending - if only you know how to read her book aright... This album reveals the inner Tiny Tim; listen and you will hear the truth that calls out from the soul of An Impotent - and Eternal! - Troubadour.
May God bless Tiny Tim - and never, never stop blessing him!

And thank you for your support Miss Kat, Mr. Stapleton, Mr. Burnett, Mr. Sharp, Mr. Balance, Mr. P., Mr. Rice, Miss Allegra, Miss Alison, Mr., Gibson, Mr. Trench, Mr. Blackburn, Miss Babs and, of course, Mr. Tiny Tim himself.
Tiny asked me to point out that the "Aids" referred to in his classic composition "Santa Claus Has Got The Aids This Year" refers to the well-known weight-reducing candy bar, not the terrible disease, which came into the headlines some years after he wrote his song. I also wish to mention that this album does not contain all of Tiny's self-penned compositions, such as his wonderful tribute to Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, "Why Did They have To Go?", and a couple of other songs which were felt to be too personal to be included here.
For this recording of "Just What Do You Mean By 'Antichrist'?", Current 93 and Nurse With Wound eternally lie and cry: David Tibet, Steven Stapleton, David Kenny, Cho Youngsou, with vocals by Tiny Tim.
David Michael Tibet, Tinyland, London, Valentine's Day, 1995

Mr. Burnett and Mr. Tibet would like to raise a special banner of praise to Mr. Martin Sharp, who kept the flame of Tiny Tim's greatness alight when almost everyone else had forgotten him. God bless him too! We are pleased to announce that this album is released on February 23rd, Miss Stephanie's special day. May God bless her as well!!