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Bath Time

[Lal Waterson, Oliver Knight]

Lal Waterson sang Bath Time, accompanied by Oliver Knight, guitar, and Chopper, cello, in 1999 on the album A Bed of Roses. This track was also included in 2001 on the Topic sampler A Woman's Voice.

Jo Freya sang Bath Time in 2000 on her Freya Federation album and in 2007 on her Lal Waterson Project album, Lal.

Lyrics

It's best to close my eyes, my lullaby's dying in my mouth
And I think I'll close my ears
Before these lily-white lies come pouring out
It's after midnight darling, I love you
Leave the light on
Goodnight, sleep tight, where's today gone?

Whatever is this that makes my heart purr
And bark at the same time
It's whatever it is that makes me want to hold you tight and bite
But I won't harm
It's after midnight darlings, I love you
I'll leave the lights on
Goodnight, sleep tight, hurry along

What's all the fuss and commotion
Two children in a tin bath
On a clippy mat
We sailed a mighty ocean

You sail a small ship, you eat from a bottomless pit
If ever you need a hip hop on
Now close your eyes, nor more bye byes
We're on a faluka heading for the Sudan
After midnight darlings, I love you, I'll leave the lights on
Goodnight, sleep tight, hurry along
After midnight darlings, I love you, I'll leave the lights on
Goodnight, sleep tight, where's today gone?