the song
title : It’s magic
written by : Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
song copyright : © 1940 Warner Brothers Music?
source recording : written for Doris Day’s first movie Romance on the high seas (1948, retitled It’s magic in UK), where she stole the show from the ostensible stars Janis Paige, Jack Carson and Don DeFore, this gave the former band singer Day one of her first big hits; apparently Eddi decided to record it as a homage to her mother who inspired her own music by singing her songs like this

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocals, backing vocals
with :
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
John Douglas ukelele
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Kevin McGuire double bass
Jack Maher acoustic and electric guitars
music
key : D major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 74
form : V B V C v Cx
lyrics

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

It’s magic

you sigh, the song begins
you speak, and I hear violins
it’s magic
the stars desert the skies
and rush to nestle in your eyes
it’s magic

without a golden wand
or mystic charms
fantastic things begin
when I am in your arms

when we walk hand-in-hand
the world becomes a wonderland
it’s magic
how else can I explain
the rainbows when there is no rain?
it’s magic

why do I tell myself
these things that happen are all really true?
when in my heart I know the magic is
my love for you

– acoustic guitar solo

why do I tell myself {ah-ah}
these things that happen are all really true?
when in my heart I know the magic is
my love
for you
when in my heart I know the magic is
my love for you
for you
oh-ah, yeah-yeah-ah


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader
recorded by : Mark Freegard at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008
mixed by : Mark Freegard and Eddi Reader at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008
mastered by : Mark Freegard at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008
technical
signal path : DDD
track timing : 3:37
song timing : 3:30
released on
album : Love is the way track 10