the song
title : Merry-go-round
written by : Jennifer Crook
song copyright : © 2010 Jennifer Crook (PRS/MCPS)

the performance
musicians
Jennifer Crook vocals, acoustic guitar
with :
Boo Hewerdine ukulele, glockenspiel
Eddi Reader backing vocals
music
key : B major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 106
form : v V C V C M V C ½V
lyrics

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

Merry-go-round

watching the roundabout
see how the children play
feelings worn inside out
everyday your best day

{aah, la-la-la-la etc., behind:} life is a merry-go-round
bringing us up… then dropping us down
{better hold on behind:} better hold on or we might hit the ground
I think I’d rather be spinning
on this merry-go-round

begging for some small alms
my mind on other plans
a kingdom fell from the sky
into my outstretched hands

{aah, la-la-la-la etc., behind:} life is a merry-go-round
bringing us up… then dropping us down
{better hold on behind:} better hold on or we might hit the ground
I think I’d rather be spinning
on this merry-go-round

{aah, la-la-la-la etc., behind:}
riding on eagles’ wings
hurling through time and space
over the mountain’s edge
I tumbled into a finer place

just like a long-lost friend
you ran to be by my side
then you were gone again
oh how you changed my life

{aah, la-la-la-la etc., behind:} here on a merry-go-round
bringing us up… then dropping us down
{better hold on behind:} better hold on or we might hit the ground
and I think I’d rather be spinning
on this merry-go-round

watching the roundabout
see how the children play


the recording
personnel
produced by : Boo Hewerdine
recorded by : Mark Freegard at 3kyoti Studio, Glasgow in 2010
mixed by : Mark Freegard at 3kyoti Studio, Glasgow in 2010
mastered by : Mark Freegard at ?
technical
track timing : 3:07
song timing : 3:02
released on
album : Merry-go-round track 3