the song
title : You don’t know me
written by : Cindy Walker and Eddy Arnold
song copyright : © 1955? Carlin Music Corporation
source recording : I’ve been told this was learnt from a version by Ray Charles, and there does seem to be one on many ‘Greatest hits…’ and ‘Best of…’ packages.

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal
Clive Gregson electric guitar, pedal steel guitar?
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar, backing vocal
music
key : F major
time-signature : 12/8
tempo : MM 64
form : ¼v VR VR M VRx P
lyrics

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You don’t know me

you give your hand to me and then you say hello
and I can hardly speak, my heart is beating so
and anyone can tell you think you know me well

but you don’t know me

no, you don’t know the one who dreams of you at night
and longs to kiss your lips and longs to hold you tight
to you I’m just a friend, that’s all I’ve ever been

but you don’t know me

no, I’ll never know the art of making love
though my heart aches with love for you
afraid and shy, I let my chance go by
a chance that you might love me too

you give your hand to me and then you say goodbye
I watch you walk away beside that lucky guy
ah, you’ll never know the one who loves you so

no, you don’t know me

ah, you’ll never know the one who loves you so

no, you don’t know me

no, you don’t know me, yeah
{you don’t know me}
oh, you don’t know me, no…
{you don’t know me}
{you don’t know me}
you don’t know me
{you don’t know me}
no… {you don’t know me}

explanations
note that the reference to the ‘lucky guy’ in verse three is almost certainly left over from a male singer of the song, perhaps because ‘guy’ is a rhyme word; perhaps Eddi could have changed it to:

you give your hand to me and then you say farewell
I watch you walk away beside that lucky girl


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader and Clive Gregson?
recorded by : Clive Gregson in Nashville, TN, 1999
mixed by : ? at ?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 4:05
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : The girl who fell in love with the moon track 2