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Midnight Feast

[Lal Waterson, Oliver Knight]

Lal Waterson sang their song accompanied by her son Oliver Knight on guitar on the No Masters Co-operative’s anthology No Masters, on their album Once in a Blue Moon and on the Topic sampler A Woman’s Voice.

Cover Versions

  1. Christine Collister, Blue Aconite (1997)

  2. Tanteeka (Andy Cutting, Jo Freya, Alice Kinloch, Oliver Knight), A New Tradition (1997)

    “A modern gem from Jo’s favourite songwriter.”

  3. Denny Bartley, Midnight Feast (2007)

    Denny Bartley wrote in his sleeve notes:

    “Ollie Knight is one of my secret guitar heroes and Lal Waterson was a singer and songwriter who always opens new doors within me. As a songwriting team, their creative excellence deserves the highest accolade. Midnight Feast is on the album Once in a Blue Moon, one of my desert island discs, poetic genius.”

  4. Jo Freya’s Lal Waterson Project, Lal (2007)

  5. James Yorkston, When the Haar Rolls In (2008)

  6. Lau vs Karine Polwart, Evergreen (2010)


Lal Waterson sings Midnight Feast

I never thought I would find life easy
I was lately falling apart.
And then you came, and then you made me
Lean that bit harder on my heart.

Chorus (after each verse):
Aren’t you just ravenous for a midnight feast.
Old drooling moon is shining down on us
At the end of the street.
Damned if I do my love, damned if I don’t my sweet.
Dare I declare this morning’s love turned evening deep.

Well we went down the road, got soaked in moonlight,
Hedged in roses on either side.
And all was in our ears was the sound of the ocean,
All was in the distance was an indigo sky.

Come away with me, or leave me.
Come nearer me or go away.
Just the sound of your breathing,
Come a feeling worth feeling.
Come a summer’s evening at the close of day.