Melrose Crematorium Blues

Slightly tongue in cheek recording, I think Tim would approve the “live audience” :)

It was on the 8th of February
On a cold grey winter’s day
We said goodbye to Tim E. Riley
And his body went to flames

Down at Melrose Crematorium
There was only room to stand
The babies were crying in their buggies
As we sang “All Things Must Pass”

God wasn’t in the building
Tim didn’t want those prayers
The lady told Tim’s short life story
And we all laughed through our tears

Melanie led the kids out at the end
We put money in the cancer box
There was food for family and for friends
But I just got back on the bus

It was on the 8th of February
On a cold grey winter’s day
We took our memories of Tim Riley
And left his body for the flames

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4 thoughts on “Melrose Crematorium Blues

  1. “St James Infirmary Blues” has withstood so many variations and lyrics that it is the perfect choice for these beautiful lyrics, poignant, melancholy and bereft.

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