the song
title : Patience of angels
written by : Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 1993 Dizzy Heights Music Publishing Ltd administered by Chrysalis Music Ltd
source recording : Eddi’s studio recording of this song is on her Eddi Reader 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 : 6/8
tempo : MM 63
form : V
lyrics

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Patience of angels

from the top of the bus
she thought she saw him wave
she saw tuesdays and forgetfulness
and a little money saved
does she know – I don’t know
but from here I can tell
it would try {try} the patience of angels
it would try {try} the patience of angels
ah angels

and you know something’s wrong
when the morning hurts your eyes
and the baby won’t stop crying
you’ll be waiting till you die
would I be any good
if I was would I find
it would try {try} the patience of angels
it would try {try} the patience of angels

there’s a door in a wall
in a house in a street
in a town
where no one knows her name
she’s the patience of angels
the patience of angels
aah-ooh

does she know, I don’t know
but from here I can tell

there’s a door in a wall
in a house in a street
in a town where no one knows her name
there’s a door in a wall
in a house in a street
in a town
where no one knows her name
there’s a door, there’s a door {in a wall} in a wall
{in a house} in a house {in a street} in a street
{in a town} where no one knows her name
dah, you’re my angel
you’re my angel

’n’ it would try {try} the patience of angels
it would try {try} the patience of angels
it would try {try} the patience of angels
it would try {try} the patience of… ah
ah, angels
does she know
I don’t know, you’re my angel
you’re my angel
you’re my angel
it would try


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 : 4:44
song timing : 4:26
released on
album : Live (official ‘bootleg’) track 9

commentary
at the end of this track, presumably the one before the first set of bows and encores, Eddi introduces the band members and adds the then customary “and I’m Frank Sinatra!”