the song
title : Small soul sailing
written by : Eddi Reader
song copyright : © 2001 Redemption Songs

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
with :
Adam Kirk electric guitar
Tim Harries bass guitar
Roy Dodds drums
music
key : C major
time-signature : 2/4
tempo : MM 72
form : V B V C M C v C
lyrics

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

Small soul sailing

it looked like thirteen
chew on your nails like that
and there’s nothing I can do
but to watch you cower

many times I’ve wanted to take it from you

you’re bitter, better still
and all the stars I’ve seen fall
and all the ones who call me to their side
to analyse how much better they are

come sail with me
come sail through those open waters
we’ll chart a course
to take us safe, safely home

and to the bad man
say something small
oh and the thoughts you hold
small soul

come sail with me
come sail through these open waters
we’ll chart a course
to take us safe, safely home
home

– electric guitar solo

come sail with me
come sail through these open waters
we’ll chart a course
to take us safe, safely home
ho-wo-ome
home
ho-wo-ome
home
ho-wo-ome


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine and Roy Dodds
recorded by : Roy Dodds at Driftwood Studio, London
mixed by : Roy Dodds at ?
mastered by : Duncan Cowell at Sound Mastering
technical
track timing : 5:43
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Driftwood (UK) track 9
album : Driftwood (Japan) track 7