the song
title : Comedy waltz
written by : Mark E. Nevin
song copyright : © 1988 BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal, backing vocal
Mark E. Nevin acoustic and electric guitars
Simon Edwards guitaron (Mexican acoustic bass)
Roy Dodds drum kit, percussion
music
key : C major
time-signature : 3/4
tempo : MM 144 (bar = 48)
form : right or wrong?: VR VR′ MR ½v M ½V
lyrics

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

Comedy waltz

I want to hear a comedy waltz tonight
a couple of beers and a comedy waltz tonight
small minded people at the place where I work
there’s small minded people all over the world
so I want to hear a comedy waltz tonight

tell me a joke that brings tears to my eyes
please tell me a joke so that I can laugh till I cry

I’ve heard the news and it’s always the same
never any laughs, just trouble again
so tell me a joke that brings tears to my eyes

there’s something that I can’t quite put my finger on
about a clockwork monkey beating a drum
but any time I have seen such a thing
there’s something inside of me knows what it means

I want to learn how to dance, I want to spin…

there’s something that I can’t quite put my finger on
about a clockwork monkey beating a drum
but any time I have seen such a thing
there’s something inside of me knows what it means

I want to hear a comedy waltz tonight
a couple of beers and a comedy waltz tonight
yes, I want to hear a comedy waltz tonight


the recording
personnel
produced by : Fairground Attraction and Kevin Moloney
recorded by : Kevin Moloney, assisted by Alistair Johnson at Chipping Norton Studios
mixed by : Kevin Moloney at ?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 3:28
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : First of a million kisses track 8
album : Best selection (comp., Japan) track 11
album : Perfect : the best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 16
album : The very best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 14
album : The masters (comp.) track 13
album : Perfect (comp., US?) track 7
album : The best of Fairground Attraction (comp., Japan) track 15