the song
title : The last star
written by : Heidi Talbot (lyrics) and John McCusker (music)
song copyright : © 2011 PRS/MCPS

the performance
musicians
Heidi Talbot lead vocal, baritone ukulele
with (the band) :
Ian Carr acoustic guitar
John McCusker fiddle, cittern
Michael McGoldrick Uileann pipes, whistles, flute
James Mackintosh percussion
Ewan Vernal double bass, piano
Roy Dodds drums
Donald Shaw harmonium, wurlitzer organ
Neil Yates brass
and guests :
Phil Cunningham harmonium
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Eddi Reader harmony vocals
music
key : B flat major
time-signature : 3/4
tempo : MM 104
form : VR VR i V′R′ i VR ½VR′ vr
lyrics

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

The last star

you gave me your hand to give you my heart
you took it and told you’d love me forever
but i should’ve known that no one’s so safe

i understand now you’ll haunt me forever

all through the night i still hope for you
to come back and find and mind me forever
as i lie awake and not be with you

i understand now you’ll haunt me forever

– withBV
{aah-aah behind:} ooh-ooh

where are you tonight the one i adored
where are you tonight my hope drowns in silence
where are you tonight the one i adored

please bring back what belongs to me

the morning dew clears my foggy mind
and all that i have i’ll still have without you
the last star in the sky will remind me of you

but i understand now you’ll haunt me forever

the last star in the sky will remind me of you

please bring back what belongs to me

explanations
the varied verse and its second refrain have the function of a middle eight, but the harmonic structure is the same as the normal verse until the slight variation in the last line

the recording
personnel
produced by : John McCusker
recorded by : Calum Malcolm and Steve Stewart at ?, Glasgow?; additional recording by Raymond McGinley and Toony Doogan
mixed by : Andy Seward at ?
mastered by : Calum Malcolm at ?
technical
track timing : 3:56
song timing : 3:51
released on
album : The last star track 5