Feast of Stephen Lyrics

Mike Heron


album: Track 5 in album Smiling Men With Bad Reputations
release date: 1971-5
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
length: 4:37
arranger: John Cale
engineer: Roger Mayer
guitar: Simon Nicol, John Cale
viola: John Cale
harmonium: John Cale
piano: John Cale
bass guitar: John Cale
drums: Gerry Conway
acoustic guitar: Mike Heron
producer: Joe Boyd
background vocals: John Cale, Sue & Sunny, Liza Strike
lead vocals: Mike Heron
lyricist: Mike Heron
composer: Mike Heron

Cover Art


sponsored links
John Cale: piano, guitar, bass, viola, vocal arrangement
Simon Nicol: guitar
Gecry Conway: drums
Sue Sunny, Liza Strike, John Cale: backing vocals

When winter came this year she found me well prepared for her
The flame well fed with pine, shuttered windows oakwood doors
From the low dales come the fiddler, gave his tunes their flight
Don't know her name or the dance that became her so well
From topmost limb of night's dark tree
Tonight my lantern light floats free
The ladies danced so well, the ladies danced so light
But it was not mortal step drew me from my guests to meet the night
Snow lies deep with friends unseen
I will light my eyes to Venus green
Holding my life with a hope
When the midnight skies rise,
She flies---

Track Listing

  • 1 Call Me Diamond
  • 2 Flowers of the Forest
  • 3 Audrey
  • 4 Brindaban
  • 5 Feast of Stephen
  • 6 Spirit Beautiful
  • 7 Warm Heart Pastry
  • 8 Beautiful Stranger
  • 9 No Turning Back