After Halloween (home demo)

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Background Information

Originally written and recorded during the Sandy album sessions, this song was later demoed again at Sandy's home in Byfield in 1974 prior to recording the track for the Fairport Convention album Rising for the Moon.


Lyrics

(From After Halloween)

Red and gold, and Halloween have passed us by,
The charcoal branches lean against the rosy sky,
You are so far away, yet I could touch you if I may,
But don't you worry now, I'm only dreaming anyway.

You may be lonely, you may be just on your own.
You could be anywhere, someplace that I have known.
But who am I and do we really live these days at all?
And are they simply feelings we have loved and do recall?

Oh the sea has made me cry,
But I love her, too, so maybe I love you.

For tears are only made of salt and water,
And across the waves the sound of laughter.
October it has gone and left me with a song
That I will sing to you although the moment may be wrong.

Could it be the sea's as real as you and I?
I often wonder why I always have to say
I'm only dreaming anyway.


Type:
Demo
Artists:
Sandy Denny
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Music:
Released:
July 1975 (UK)
Recorded:
1974
  • Home recording, Byfield
Length:
3:02
Label:
Universal Island Records Ltd.
Publisher:
Island Records Ltd.
Musicians: