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stplsd
01-24-18, 03:19 PM
On ‘Londonderry Hotel’, London, stationery:

MIDNITE LIGHTNING*

1.

A Midnite lightning
Flashing… all around my the country house –

B Thunder… clashing —
See where the fields light up
on our trees and our little dreams –

Love… please…hold me, hold me…
look crashing
tell me why.. it’s hitting so close
to our trees and little scenes
and all my schemes

2.

A Love… come and see how the sky
Or could it be that you’re afraid to
Feel the light upon your eyes
Thunder… clashing.. the church bells
they ring at 12 cheers

B Blue light flashing —
Shadows leap and church bells
ring mad against the night
Love… please stand
and watch with me tonight
feel the soul of thunder crash in the fields
right outside… of our embrace


On ‘Londonderry Hotel’, London, stationery. Beneath a sketch of forked lightning:

Medium Midnite Lightning*
slow blues

Midnite lightning —
Flashing… all around my house –
Love… please…hold me, hold me…
look crashing
tell me why.. it’s hitting so close
to our trees and little scenes

2.

Thunder… clashing.. the church bells
they ring at 12 cheers
Blue light flashing…
Shadows leap in lightning…
fires of nites—spent.. in the past
Years of the Barn full of
Full of witches and ghosts of dreams
And Happy Queens



On ‘Londonderry Hotel’, London, stationery:


Midnite Lightning*
P.2
(Bridge)

Sounds like —
all the trucks on the mountains
are killing a highway
feels like …
all the dams are breaking
and surging our way
it talks like …1,000,000 oceans whispers
taste like…the Blood of the Sun
but deeper oh lord, much more deeper
Midnight, midnight please don’t
frighten my love away [sketch here of black cloud with lightning]



*From an interview by Mike Ledgerwood published in Disc & Music Echo 28 January 1967 UK: Likes: “Thunderstorms. I like to watch the lightning, especially on the fields; and flowers when I’m on my own.”