Who Sang Tell Me Why? Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span Sails of Silver cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock
length: 3:57
producer: Gus Dudgeon
membranophone: Nigel Pegrum
vocal: Tim Hart, Bob Johnson, Peter Knight, Maddy Prior and Rick Kemp
engineer: Jerry Boys
violin: Peter Knight
bass: Rick Kemp
guitar: Tim Hart and Bob Johnson
keyboard: Peter Knight
percussion: Nigel Pegrum
woodwind: Nigel Pegrum
Some other versions of "Tell Me Why"

Lyrics
Tell Me Why
What is deeper than the sea?
What is higher than a tree?
And what is louder than a horn?
What is sharper than a thorn?

What is lighter than the light?
What is darker than the night?
And what is colder than the clay?
What is broader than the way?

Tell me why
So many questions
Tell me why
The devil lies
Tell me why
Who will live or who will die?
Tell me why
So many questions
Tell me why
The devil lies
Tell me why
Which way leads to Paradise?
Tell me why
Tell me why

Hell is deeper than the sea
Heaven is higher than a tree
And thunder is louder than a horn
Hunger is sharper than a thorn

Truth is whiter than the light
The devil is darker than the night
And death is colder than the clay
Love is broader than the way

Tell me why
So many questions
Tell me why
The devil lies
Tell me why
Who will live or who will die?
Tell me why
So many questions
Tell me why
The devil lies
Tell me why
Which way leads to Paradise?
Tell me why
Live or die
Tell me why

Tracklist
  • 1 Sails of Silver
  • 2 My Love
  • 3 Barnet Fair
  • 4 Senior Service
  • 5 Gone to America
  • 6 Where Are They Now
  • 7 Let Her Go Down
  • 8 Longbone
  • 9 Marigold / Harvest Home
  • 10 Tell Me Why
  • 11 Thomas the Rhymer (live)
  • 12 My Johnny (live)
  • 13 The Lark in the Morning (live)

  • Release information
    country(area): United Kingdom
    script: Latin