the song
title : Simple soul
written by : Boo Hewerdine and Eddi Reader
song copyright : © 2000 Chrysalis Music Ltd / Redemption Songs
source recording : Eddi’s studio recording of this song is on her Simple Soul album

the performance
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
key : A major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 112
form : v V V v V v v

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

Simple soul


I’d lift my head with each sunrise
    if I had a simple soul
when I was weary I’d close my eyes
    if I had a simple soul
not too complicated
    to shiver when I’m cold
I’ll make my home where I am bound
    if I had a simple soul
    simple soul

I say my prayers and hope to God
    I know he will know
I will take my daily bread
    when hunger starts to grow
it doesn’t have to be that hard
    if it hurts you let it go
ah, what you see is what you are
    if you’ve got a simple soul
    simple soul

– whistle solo?

it might take an alchemist
    to turn your dust to gold
but it only takes a child to see
    the diamonds in the coal
it’s not so easy
    when the habit takes a hold
I never knew it would be so hard
    to keep my simple soul
    simple soul


the recording
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 ?
signal path : DDD
track timing : 3:41
song timing : 3:41
released on
album : Live (official ‘bootleg’) track 3