the song
title : Good girl
written by : Eddi Reader
song copyright : © 2001 Redemption Songs

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal, acoustic guitar
with :
Adam Kirk electric guitar
Johnny Scott pedal steel guitar
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Teddy Borowiecki Hammond organ
Tim Harries bass guitar
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
music
key : A major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 82
form : V V M ½v ½V V M V′
lyrics

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

Good girl

she’s a good girl
she’s a soft shoulder
she’s a good girl
she’s a hand-holder
holding her own all the while you look the other way
she held it all

she’s a good girl
a carpet dancer
she’s a good girl
bare-foot answers
so straight and real and no time at all
she give it away

this is a house full of things for throwing
this is a house full to the brim with knowing how to turn it around
to turn it all around
to turn it all around

just when you’re looking the other way
she held it all

she’s a good girl
if you look you’ll find her
she’s a faith healer
a playground sidewinder
she’s a good good girl, spinning around to stop your fall

this is a house full of things for throwing
this is a house full to the brim with knowing how to turn it around
to turn it all around
to turn it all around

she’s a good good girl, spinning around to stop your fall, yeah
and you feel like you’ll find time
you feel like you’ll find time
if you look you’ll find time
yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah

– some vocalise


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine and Roy Dodds
recorded by : Dave Dix at Driftwood Studio, London ?
mixed by : Dave Dix at ?
mastered by : Duncan Cowell at Sound Mastering
technical
track timing : 4:11
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Simple soul [UICE-1007]   track 13
album : Driftwood (UK) track 5

commentary
this song was written for, and used as, the title song of a BBC tv drama series entitled Real women   (more details to follow)
Adrian Dover