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

the performance
Clive Gregson lead vocal, guitar
Boo Hewerdine lead vocal, guitar
Eddi Reader lead vocal
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

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

Dimming of the day

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

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

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

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