the song
title : The big music
written by : Mike Scott
song copyright : © 1984 Dizzy Heights Music Publishing Ltd / Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Mike Scott lead vocal, rhythm guitar
Karl Wallinger piano
Anthony Thistlethwaite saxophone, bass
Kevin Wilkinson drums
with :
Roddy Lorimer trumpet
Eddi Reader backing vocal
music
key : E minor (a bit sharp actually!)
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 140
form : v V V V′ v V V v p
lyrics

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

The big music

I have heard the big music
and I’ll never be the same
something so pure
hey hey hey-hey!
just called my name

I have drowned in the big sea
now I find I’m still alive
and I’m comin’ up for ever
hey hey hey-hey!
shadows all behind me
{aah behind:} ecstasy to come

I have climbed the big tree
touched the big sky
I just stuck my hand up in the air
and everything came into colour
hey hey hey
{aah-haa behind:} like jazz manna from
sweet sweet chariots

– saxophone solo

I have seen the big mountain
and I swear I’m half-way there
{you’ll never get there
you’ll never get there
you’ll never get there
}
{ahh etc., behind:} but I will
yeah, yea yea yeah
I will always climb the mountain
because

I have heard the big music
and I’ll never be the same
something so pure
hey hey hey-hey!
has called
my
name!


the recording
personnel
produced by : Mike Scott
recorded by : ? at ?
mixed by : ? at ?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 4:45
song timing : 4:40
released on
album : A pagan place track 6
album : A pagan place [2002 reissue] track 7