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How Can I Leave

[Lal Waterson, Oliver Knight]

This song was sung by Lal Waterson, Norma Waterson and Jo Freya accompanied by Martin Carthy, acoustic guitar, Oliver Knight, electric guitar, and Jo Freya, clarinet on the album Once in a Blue Moon and on the 4CD Topic Records anthology The Acoustic Folk Box.

Cover Versions

  1. Michael Hurley on Migrating Bird: The Songs of Lal Waterson (2007)

Lyrics

How can I leave?
When you will go whilst I am gone.
I can't go out without my walking starts.

How can I walk?
Without the Beat in my heart,
I'd be a long time and get nowhere.

I'm staying put
Until I'm love light of foot.
I can't go out without my walking starts.

Kiss and make up,
You know we're still so much in love.
It's just the wrong time to start over again.

Back to the start.
I can't walk without my walking starts.
I'm in a mood, I can't do anything.

I'm staying put
Until I'm so light of foot,
I'm going down that road like Charlie Chaplin.

How can I leave
When you will go whilst I am gone?