Dimming of the Day

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About Dimming of the Day

"Dimming of the Day" is a song written by Richard Thompson and performed with his then-wife Linda Thompson on their 1975 album Pour Down Like Silver. It has been covered by the Irish band the Corrs for their Irish-themed fifth studio album Home. Other notable covers include those by Bonnie Raitt, Mary Black, Emmylou Harris, Alfie Boe and the Blind Boys of Alabama. It was also featured, performed by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, in John Sayles' 1999 film Limbo, being notable as marking an important story beat. Another important cover is by Alfie Boe, from his album ’Trust’, featuring Shawn Colvin. The song was also covered by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour in 2002 at his semi-acoustic shows in London's Royal Festival Hall; it was released on his David Gilmour in Concert DVD where he introduced the song as "this one's got nothing what-so-ever to do with me but I like it. It's by Richard Thompson and it's called Dimming of the Day." The Dutch musician Gerard van Maasakkers recorded a version with a text in Brabantine, a Dutch dialect, As 't Dalijk Donker is (on his CD Zicht, 2006). Tom Jones performed the song in a concert broadcast by BBC4 and also on his 2012 album Spirit in the Room. Another version is by Alison Krauss & Union Station on their album Paper Airplane. A new duet version is on the debut album of singer-actress Anastasia Barzee, and the album takes the name of this song. 


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This old house is falling down around my ears
I'm drowning in a river of my tears
When all my will is gone you hold me sway
And I need you at the dimming of the day

You pulled me like the moon pulls on the tide
You know just where I keep my better side

What days have come to keep us far apart
A broken promise or a broken heart
Now all the bonny birds have wheeled away
And 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 and in company
Why don't you come and ease your mind with me
I'm living for the night we steal away
I need you at the dimming of the day
Yes, I need you at the dimming of the day

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Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is a renowned American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of acclaimed roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country, but she is perhaps best known for her more commercially accessible recordings in the 1990s including "Nick of Time", "Something to Talk About", "Love Sneakin' Up on You", and the slow ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me". Raitt has received nine Grammy Awards in her career and is a lifelong political activist. more »

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