the song
title : Send for Henny
written by : The Trash Can Sinatras (comprising Frank Reader, John Douglas, Paul Livingston and others ? )
song copyright : 1993 Go! Discs Music Ltd

the performance
Frank Reader vocal, guitar
John Douglas guitar, vocal
Paul Livingston guitar
David Hughes bass
Stephen Douglas drums
with :
Eddi Reader
(credited as Sam Francis)
key : E major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 102
form : V B Vx B′ V B″ M V′ Mx v

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Send for Henny

you lead me headlong
to the place where I belong
given big blows
to what my heart knows

old hat and old stories

I get a little red
and I’ll burst rather than wax and melt
get a little wrecked
and recall how I curse that fact of your tortured trust

now that’s gone I was so wrong
we know where our love lies
through the catacombs we roam

come into my house
throw open the windows wide
then back to your house
to do likewise

cliché time, more or less
I’ll stake my claim
you stake my heart
striking dumb then dearly depart

when it gets too heavy
send for Henny
I’ll follow her

where wet-nursed apologies {wet-nursed apologies}
and putrid prisons mix {and putrid prisons mix}
our love becomes {our love becomes this useless box of tricks}
this useless box of tricks

when it seems so heavy
{send for Henny}
I’ll follow her
follow her {follow her}
follow her {follow her}
follow her {follow her}
follow her {follow her}

get back, follow

I have found it difficult to code the form of this song since what seems to be the verse keeps growing with what might be bridge passage material, and what might be a chorus, containing the song title, is actually more like a contrasting ‘middle eight’ section

the recording
produced by : Ray Shulman
recorded by : Ray Shulman and Larry Primrose assisted by Tim Holmes at Shabby Road Studios, Kilmarnock, Scotland
mixed by : Ray Shulman and Larry Primrose at Orinoco Studios, London
mastered by : ? at ?
track timing : 3:16
song timing : 3:15
released on
album : I’ve seen everything track 9