the song
title : Dimming of the day
written by : Richard Thompson
song copyright : © 1975 Island Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Clive Gregson lead vocal, guitar
Boo Hewerdine lead vocal, guitar
Eddi Reader lead vocal
music
key : C major – G major – F major – G major – C major   (successive sections)
time-signature : 2/4
tempo : MM 76
form : VR M VR M VR R
lyrics

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

Dimming of the day

{Boo:}
this old house is falling down around my ears
I’m drowning in the river of my tears
when all my will is gone, you hold me sway

I need you at the dimming of the day

you pull me like the moon pulls on the tide
you know just where I keep my better side
ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

{Eddi:}
for days have come to keep us far apart
a broken promise or a broken heart
and when all the bonny birds have wheeled away

I need you at the dimming of the day

come the night you’re only what I want
come the night you could be my confidant
ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

{Greg:}
I see you on the street in company
why don’t you come and ease your mind with me
I’m waiting for the night we steal away

I need you at the dimming of the day

I need you at the dimming of the day


the recording
personnel
produced by : Jon Kelly
recorded by : Tom Leader at Helicon Mountain Studio, London
mixed by : Tom Leader? at Westside, London
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 3:49
song timing : 3:47
released on
album : The world is a wonderful place track 11

commentary
credited on the packaging to artists ‘Gregson, Hewerdine, Reader’
Adrian Dover