Bright Phoebus

Folk This
It All Comes Round Again
John Tams
The Reckoning
Muckram Wakes
A Map Of Derbyshire
The Red Lion
A Bit Of A Song And Dance
New Victory Band
One More Dance And Then
Kate Rusby
Salisbury Folk
From The Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs
The Old Hat Concert Party
Sunday 13th May 1969
Seth Lakeman
Kitty Jay
Kitty Jay Lyrics
Freedom Fields
Freedom Fields Lyrics
The White Hare
The New St. George
The Hard Times Of Old England
Prince Heathen
Frost And Fire
Bright Phoebus
History and Companion
Morning Way
Polly On The Shore
Western Approaches
Damien Barber and The Demon Barbers
The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
Cropredy's Like That
The Garden of Jane Delawney
Nic Jones
Penguin Eggs
The Noah's Ark Trap
Bandoggs: The Record
Shirley Collins
Anthems In Eden
Shelagh McDonald
Music From The Unbroken Circle
Glastonbury Carol
Mr Fox
Mr. Fox : The Album
Tiny Tin Lady
The Sound of Requiem
martha tilston
Moseley Folk Festival 2006
Moseley Folk Festival 2006: The Folks
Countrylife II
The Falmouth Packet / Haul Away Joe
The Setting / Mary From Dungloe
From Clare To Here
A Gift From A Flower To A Garden
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Coope, Boyes & Simpson
Christmas Truce / Kerstbestand 1914
Passchendaele Suite
A Garland of Carols
Fire and Sleet and Candlelight
Anne Briggs
Anne Briggs : Sing A Song For You
Welcome to Our Fair Plus
Make it Folky!
A Place Called England
Ragged Heroes
Dancing at Whitsun
The Lark In The Morning
Thomas The Rhymer
Carthy and Swarbrick
What Time Is It Eccles?

Bright Pheobus 1972
Trailer LES 2076 stereo 1972

Bright Phoebus
Lal and Mike Waterson
Trailer LES 2076 stereo
(Leader Sound Ltd, London)
September 1972
re-released on CD October 2000:
Trailer/Leader LESCD 2076.

In 1972, Mike and Lal joined forces to record an album for the Trailer label, Bright Phoebus, which is most unlike anything else they ever did, as it features self-penned songs (of which there are none on any of their other albums) as well as an all-star instrumental backing band, including Richard Thompson and Ashley Hutchings.

Child Among The Weeds

Child among the weeds, don't need no beads.
Just sing him a lullaby, lullaby all the long night through.

An old man in a rocking chair, will need you there.
You have to sing him a lullaby, lullaby, all the warm day too.

But a young man in and among your sheets will leave a seed and weep.
So sing him a lullaby, lullaby, warm day, cold night too.

Fly bird fly on your raven wing.
Take to the sky and sing for the love of wheeling and turning.

The day has only just begun the silver sun is shining.
Wake up, wake up everyone the day is only dazzling.

Fly bird fly on your raven wing.
Take to the sky and sing for the love of wheeling and turning.

Child among the weeds, don't need no beads.
Just sing him a lullaby, lullaby,
Sing for the love of weeping and burning,
And sing for the love of wheeling and turning.

Lal Waterson; Bob Davenport
with Richard Thompson and
Martin Carthy (acoustic guitars)

Mike and Lal Waterson

side 1


side 2


(1943 - 1998)
An obituary and appreciation 
by John Pilgrim, published
in Musical Traditions: the online
magazine of traditional music

Lal Waterson 1943 - 1998

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