the song
title : Go and sit upon the grass
written by : Ivor Cutler
song copyright : © 1975 Ivor Cutler/MCPS
source recording : Ivor Cutler recorded this on his Velvet donkey album (1975)

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal
Teddy Borowiecki guitar
music
key : G major
time-signature : irregular
tempo : MM varies (approx. 120)
form : C V C V C V ½C′
lyrics

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Go and sit upon the grass

go and sit upon the grass
and I shall come and sit beside you
go and sit upon the grass
and I shall come and sit beside you

and we shall talk
and while we talk I’ll hit your head with a nail to make you understand me
while we talk I’ll hit your head with a nail to make you understand me

go and sit upon the grass
and I shall come and sit beside you
go and sit upon the grass
and I shall come and sit beside you

and do not mind if I thump you when I’m talking to you
do not mind if I thump you when I’m talking to you
I’ve something important to say

go and sit upon the grass
and I shall come and sit beside you
go and sit upon the grass
and I shall come and sit beside you

and when I’m gone you can feel the lumps upon your head
and think about what I said
and think about what I said

go and sit upon the grass
and feel your lumps


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader and Teddy Borowiecki
recorded by : Teddy Borowiecki? in Vancouver
mixed by : ? at ?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 1:22
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : Joke (I’m laughing) CD 2 track 3

commentary
this song will seem very strange to you unless you know Ivor Cutler’s work as poet and song-writer of the surreal in the everyday (“Life in a Scotch sitting-room” and so on)
Adrian Dover