the song
title : Hummingbird
written by : Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 1998 Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Neill MacColl electric, acoustic guitars
Graham Henderson Hammond organ, keyboard
Tim Harries acoustic bass
Roy Dodds drums, percussion, hand claps
music
key : B flat major
time-signature : 2/4
tempo : MM 96
form : V V C V v C V P
lyrics

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

Hummingbird

hummingbird, hummingbird
I knew I’d find you here
bright lights draw you near
they always will
all that work and worry just to stay still

hummingbird, hummingbird
always on your mind
sweetness you must find
does it get you down
you never reach the sky
and you cannot touch the ground

soar, you will never soar
spin or swoop or glide
soar up above us all
in the shadows you must hide

hummingbird, hummingbird
so you beat your wings
if you forget to sing
you’ll lose your song
then where will you go
when all the pretty things have gone

– electric guitar solo

soar, you will never soar
spin or swoop or glide
soar up above us all
in the shadows you must hide

hummingbird, hummingbird
thought I’d find you here
bright lights draw you near
they always will
all that work and worry
just to stay still

hummingbird, hummingbird
hummingbird, hummingbird

ha-na-na-na-na [etc.]
hummingbird, hummingbird
hummingbird, hummingbird

{vocalise}
hummingbird, hummingbird
hummingbird, hummingbird

{scat}
hummingbird, hummingbird
yeah-yeah
hummingbird, hummingbird


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine
co-produced by : Rafe McKenna
recorded by : Jeremy Gil at The Roundhouse Studios in 1998-12
mixed by : Rafe McKenna at Britannia Row Studios and/or The Roundhouse Studios, London
mastered by :
technical
track timing : 4:35
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Angels & electricity track 6