the song
title : Holy water
written by : Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 1995 Warner Music UK Ltd

the performance
musicians
Boo Hewerdine lead vocal, acoustic guitar
with :
Richard Thompson lead guitar
John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick keyboards
Martin Hughs drums
Eddi Reader backing vocal
Danny Thompson double bass
music
key : C major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 108
form : v V V C ½v V C M v V V′ CX
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Holy water

what can break the heart of a fairground boy
what can break the heart of a fairground boy

make his thoughts as pure as money
write a name across his skin

holy water – let it all come down
holy water – let it all come down

what can touch the soul of doctors, priests and thieves
what can touch the soul of doctors, priests and thieves

holy water – let it all come down
holy water – let it all come down

{aah-ooh etc., behind:}
[…] priests and presidents turn away in shame {’way in shame}
as strange as winter, as cool as a train
as cool as a train

– guitar solo

what camp would I sit and gold into your dreams
what camp would I sit and gold into your dreams

burn the hole through heaven
let it all down here

holy water – let it all come down
holy water – let it all come down
holy water – let it all come down
holy water – let it all come down


the recording
personnel
produced by : John Wood
recorded by : ? at ?
mixed by : ? at ?
mastered by : Tim Young at Metropolis
technical
track timing : 4:00
song timing : 3:59
released on
album : Baptist hospital track 10