the song
title : Footsteps fall
written by : Boo Hewerdine and Annette Bjergfeldt
song copyright : © 1998? Chrysalis Music / Bug Music
source recording : Boo Hewerdine released his own recording of this on his Thanksgiving album (1999), however Eddi probably learnt it directly from Boo

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader lead vocal
with :
Aly Bain fiddle
Russ Barenberg guitar
Tommy Hayes percussion
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar, backing vocal
Breda Smyth fiddle
music
key : A major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 118
form : v V V C V v C V v C C VX
lyrics

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

Footsteps fall

I’m in a new place now
they don’t know me next door
but I can hear their footsteps fall

and every night around this time
does he take her in his arms?
there’ll be Django playing as they waltz across the floor

and the loneliest sound of all
is the sound of love
through a stranger’s wall

and when their laughter fades
when there are no more words
the silence breaks me most of all

and the loneliest sound of all
is the sound of love
through a stranger’s wall

and when their laughter fades
and there are no more words
the silence breaks me most of all

and the loneliest sound of all
is the sound of love
through a stranger’s wall

and the loneliest sound of all
is the sound of love
through a stranger’s wall

I’m in a new place now
they don’t know me next door
I wonder where your footsteps fall
I wonder where your footsteps fall
I wonder where your… footsteps fall
hmm-hm-mm-mm


the recording
personnel
produced by : Douglas Eadie for BBC Scotland, the National Video Corporation Ltd and Radio Telefis Eirean
recorded by : Cunningham Audio Productions, Beauly, Inverness at a Highland hotel in 1998
mixed by : Brian MacNeill at Cunningham Audio Productions, Beauly, Inverness?
mastered by : Jon Turner at Cunningham Audio Productions, Beauly, Inverness?
technical
track timing : 3:44
song timing : 3:42
released on
album : Transatlantic sessions 2, volume two track 12

commentary
Recorded live during filming for the Transatlantic Sessions 2 tv series, with no audience apart from other musicians and the tv crew.