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

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal
Mark E. Nevin acoustic guitar
Simon Edwards guitaron (Mexican acoustic bass)
Roy Dodds drum kit, percussion
with :
Kim Burton accordian [sic]
Steve Forster mandolin
music
key : C major
time-signature : 6/8
tempo : MM 46
form : ¼v V b V bx V′ b p
lyrics

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

Moon on the rain

jazz in a basement bar, the moon’s on the rain
I’ve drunk too much and spent too much, penniless again
oh sweetheart where are you tonight
I remember when we used to walk by the Thames
the lights on the embankment like jewels on chains
I’ll never forget what you said at the start
you said “I’ll put a string of lights ’round your heart.”

I’ve got your photograph, the one that you signed
tucked in my pocket, all tattered by time
oh sweetheart who’s with you tonight
are you there at the roundabouts, down in the park
where you sneak through the railings, when it’s locked after dark
is she learning the song you taught me at the start
the one the bells and the banjos played on our hearts

– mandolin solo

now the bars are all empty, everybody’s gone home
perhaps I’ll walk down the embankment alone
oh sweetheart I’m glad that we met
and that there’s jazz in the basement bars
and jewels on chains
’cos I’ve drunk too much
and spent too much
but there’s moon on the rain

– with vocalise


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 : 3:56
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : First of a million kisses track 3
album : Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 8
album : Best selection (comp., Japan) track 12
album : Perfect : the best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 12
album : The masters (comp.) track 8
album : Perfect (comp., US?) track 15
album : The very best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 3