the song
title : Please don’t ask me to dance
written by : Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 1998 Chrysalis Music Ltd
source recording : Eddi’s studio recording of this song is on her Angels & electricty album

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader lead vocal
Johnny Scott electric and pedal steel guitars, backing vocals
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Graham Henderson accordion, piano?
Tim Harries bass guitar
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
music
key : A major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 78
form : ?
lyrics

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

Please don’t ask me to dance


ah-ee-ah-ee-ah-ee-ah

please don’t ask me to dance
please don’t ask me to dance
skin remembers what the heart forgets
I might do something that I will regret

how can you smile at me now
after all the ugly words we used
don’t you remember anything we said
tonight I’m younger and it’s going to my head
no I don’t want a second chance
please don’t ask me to dance


ah-ee-ah-ee-ah-ee-ah
[etc.]

skin remembers what the heart forgets
and I might do something that I will regret

why don’t you leave me alone
why don’t you bother someone else
what do I care if you’ve got no one to hold
what does it matter if the night is getting old
and oh god if I feel your hand
please don’t ask me to dance


yeah
yeah-ee-ah-ee-ah-ee-ah
[etc.]


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader?
recorded by : Chris Leckie at Cabot Hall, London, 2001-02-01
mixed by : Chris Leckie at Cabot Hall, London, 2001-02-01?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
signal path : DDD
track timing : 3:39
song timing : 3:38
released on
album : Live (official ‘bootleg’) track 4