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"Shipbuilding"
"Elvis Costello"
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Elvis Costello
Robert Wyatt
Hue & Cry
Tasmin Archer
Suede
Swan Arcade


 Suede
Suede
Brett gets sardonic in the Suede version whereas Tasmin Archer's is poignant but sweet.

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Robert Wyatt
Langer's muse for the song recorded his single 6 months prior to Costello.


Hue & Cry
The Scottish duo did it live on their Bitter Suite album


Tasmin Archer
Some soulful vocals from her 1994 Shipbuilding EP.


Swan Arcade
This harmonic vocal group also borrowed a phrase from the song for their album title Diving For Pearls.

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