the song
title : Walking after midnight
written by : Don Hecht and Alan Block
song copyright : © 1957? Acuff Rose Opryland Music
source recording : I think this is best known as a Patsy Cline number, having appeared on her 1957 self-titled album

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal
Mark E. Nevin acoustic guitar
Simon Edwards guitaron (Mexican acoustic bass)
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
with :
Frances Knight accordian [sic]
Anthony Thistlethwaite vocal, mandolin, harmonica
music
key : C major modulating to C# major modulating to Dmajor
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 127
form : i VR VR M VR v M VR m VR VR
lyrics

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

Walking after midnight

I go out walking after midnight
out in the moonlight
just like we used to do

I’m only walking after midnight
searching for you

I walk for miles along the highway
well that’s just my way
of saying I love you

I’m only walking after midnight
searching for you

I long to see a weeping willow
crying on his pillow
maybe he’s crying for me
and as the sky turns gloomy
night winds whisper to me
I’m lonesome as I can be

I go out walking after midnight
out in the moonlight
just like we used to do

I’m only walking after midnight
searching for you

I long to see a weeping willow
crying on his pillow
maybe he’s crying for me
and as the sky turns gloomy
night winds whisper to me
I’m lonesome as I can be

I go out walking after midnight
out in the moonlight
just hoping you may be

somewhere a-walking after midnight
searching for me

– harmonica solo

I go out walking after midnight
out in the moonlight
just like we used to do

I’m only walking after midnight
searching for you, oh-ah

I walk for miles along the highway
well that’s just my way
of saying I love you

I’m only walking after midnight
searching for… yo-o-o-ou, ah-ah-ee-ah


the recording
personnel
produced by : Fairground Attraction and Kevin Moloney
recorded by : Kevin Moloney at Angel Studios, London – 1988-07
mixed by : Kevin Moloney at ?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 2:49
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : A smile in a whisper CD, 12" track 2
single : Walking after midnight track 1
album : Ay fond kiss track 3
single : Perfect (“Celtic Heart” tie-in) track 2
album : Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 4
album : Best selection (comp., Japan) track 16
album : Perfect : the best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 9
album : The very best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 6
album : The masters (comp.) track 4
album : Perfect (comp., US?) track 8
album : The best of Fairground Attraction (comp., Japan) track 7
album : The very best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 11