Royal Oak

 

Nick’s song, Festival Lights was perhaps the unofficial anthem of the Fringe. The words can be seen painted on the wall of Edinburgh’s famous folk music pub, the Royal Oak (1 Infirmary St, Edinburgh EH1 1LT).

Royal Oak

 

Festival Lights – Nick Keir

The Folks out here are kind, They let me sleep all day,
They don’t seem to mind I’m dreaming my life away,
There’s traffic jams near The Hague, we’ll have to leave here soon,
Sing our songs and go, by the light of a lowland moon,

And it seems like I’ll miss Autumn in Edinburgh,
That’s the one I should have spent with you,
With the rain lashing down, a fog on the Meadows,
As the Festival lights, as the Festival lights go dim.

Been wandering round this town trying to pass some time.
It seems I know these streets, as well as I know mine,
The clock has turned to Five,perhaps you’ll be home soon.
I’ll call and say I’m missing you, and then hang up the phone.

And it seems like I’ll miss Autumn in Edinburgh,
That’s the one I should have spent with you,
With the rain lashing down, a fog on the Meadows,
As the Festival lights, as the Festival lights go dim.

And everybody’s written a song, which says
You’ve been on the road
Been on the road so long.

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