Day four and here’s the song that Jon sang on the Mike Harding show last week One Night As I Lay On My Bed, which belongs to the family of night-visit songs. Jon claims Louis Killen as his source of this, although a quick search also reveals versions by Steeleye on their debut Hark! The Village Wait, June Tabor on Abyssinians and Shirley Collins on Adieu To Old England.
As always there are lyrical variants, with some following events through to the following morning. It’s also markedly similar to Cold, Haily, Rainy Night, although it’s a bitter wind to be endured here. Here’s another Mudcat link for you to explore if you want to.