the song
title : Follow my tears
written by : Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 1998 Warner Music UK Ltd / Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Johnny Scott dobro
Calum MacColl electric, slide and high-strung guitar, dulcimer, zither ?
Teddy Borowiecki keyboards
Tim Harries 5-string electric bass, acoustic bass
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
music
key : B major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 82
form : c V V C V V c V V C c   (note: C = V′)
lyrics

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

Follow my tears

I was born in the shadow of the factory I’d be working
for me and my brother there was nowhere else to go

I married a local boy in 1947, his hands were rough
but his eyes were kind and I knew our love would grow

from my eyes to the river
from the river to the sea
from the sea to the darkening clouds
from the sky back down to me
follow my tears
follow my tears

we sailed for New Zealand I was carrying our second daughter
and there on the dockside I never knew they were last goodbyes

the first time I saw Wellington my heart would not stop racing
we had come half way round the word to start our new lives…


{vocalise}

now John was an engineer, he worked until the day he died
he left me wanting nothing, for thirty years this was our home

I am by myself now, the children call me now and then
his hands were rough but his eyes were kind and I knew our love would grow

from my eyes to the river
from the river to the sea
from the sea to the darkening clouds
from the sky back down to me
follow my tears
follow my tears
follow my tears
follow my tears


{vocalise}


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine
co-produced by : Rafe McKenna
recorded by : Barry Hammond at Chipping Norton Studios in 1997-04
mixed by : Rafe McKenna at Britannia Row Studios and/or The Roundhouse Studios, London
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 4:54
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Angels & electricity track 10