the song
title : Muddy water
written by : Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 2005 Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader lead and backing vocals
with :
Ian Carr acoustic guitar
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Michael McGoldrick whistles
Ewen Vernal double bass
and guests :
Donald Shaw harmonium, Wurlitzer
Neil Yates brass (trumpet?)
music
key : C major
time-signature : 2/2
tempo : MM 84
form : VR VR M VR v'r M VR R p
lyrics

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

Muddy water

don’t know what I’m going to do
everything is broken in two
I miss my man, my son and my daughter
I can see ’em now in the muddy water

never underestimate
those of us who dream and wait
I don’t want to go, but I think I ought to
you can get lost in the muddy water

who said anything about love
we’re animals after all
and everything we feel can be explained
who said anything about time
it’s not yours and it’s not mine
just different ways of getting through the day

did not do what I should
I nearly lost it good
but the c.c.t.v. camera never caught us
all that time in the muddy water

– whistle solo

who said anything about love
we’re animals after all
and everything we feel can be explained
who said anything about time
it’s not yours and it’s not mine
just different ways of getting through the day

don’t know what I’m going to do
everything is broken in two
I miss my man, my son and my daughter
I can see ’em now in the muddy water

going to leave you here in the muddy water
going to leave you here in the muddy water

– whistle ‘jig’ solo


the recording
personnel
produced by : John McCusker
recorded by : Andy Seward at Pure Records Studio, Yorkshire, 2006;
possible additional recording at PawPaw Productions and Park Lane Studios, Glasgow;
additional engineering by Paul McGeechan and Keith Bird (at Park Lane?), Iain Graham (at PawPaw?) and Joe Rusby (at Pure?)
mixed by : Andy Seward assisted by John McCusker and Boo Hewerdine at Pure Records Studio, Yorkshire?
mastered by : Calum Malcolm in ?
technical
signal path : DDD
track timing : 3:35
song timing : 3:31
released on
album : Peacetime track 2