Midnight Fire

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Written by Suzy Wilde

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I've never seen trouble in this old country town
But last night the devil came to call
With a terror I awoke from the smell of deadly smoke
Burn, Burn, Burn, Midnight Fire

I jumped right outta bed, to the window I did go
I couldn't quite believe just what I saw
From the house across the street, angry flames of twenty feet,
Burn, Burn, Burn, Midnight Fire

Was the home of a fellow named John McBride
And his young wife Annabelle May
Surely the two were trapped inside
Helpless in the heart of the blaze

Fire! Fire!
Down in the country where my heart was sleepin'
Fire! Fire!
Swallowed the ol' house whole
Set fire to my soul at midnight

Firetrucks arrived with sirens screeching round the bend
But nothing nothing could be done
The sheriff looked around and said boys this was no accident
Somebody set that midnight fire

The neighbours got to talkin; as they gathered in the srteets
And rumours of McBride began to fly
As for enemies and foes seemed he'd had his share of those
Somebody set that midnight Fire

Some say Johnny was a drinker and a bad one too,
With a temper like a bull in a cage
He took it out on Annabelle everybody knew
She'd seen the worst of his rage

Fire! Fire!
Down in the country where my heart was sleepin'
Whoa -oh
Johnny! Johnny!
Somebody wanted him gone
Dead and gone
But Annie! Annie!
She didn't have to die,
Who dunnit and why?

Dawn broke ashes turned to dust
In the morning they went searchin' for the bodies identifying Johnny's
But Annabelle she'd left no remains
But no one had a doubt that she'd been there in bed
and everyone presumed the girl dead

Now somewhere silhouetted in the early morning mist
Moving like a gypsy on the run
Rosy cheeked and full of life, glory be Johnny''s wife
Burn burn burn midnight fire
With a missing wedding band and a matchbook in her hand
She'd burned burned burned midnight fire
Fire! Glory be the midnight fire

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from And Stay Out!, released September 25, 2015
Alison Porter - lead Vocal
Suzy Wilde - guitar and vocals
Lisa Olafson - ukulele and vocals
Adrian Gross - mandolin
Frank Evans - banjo
Henry Heillig - upright bass
Jay Boehmer - drums

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Dirty Dishes Toronto, Ontario

A kick-in-the-pants all girl rootsy trio. Delicious three part harmonies, washboard, fiddle guitar and uke accompany sassy songwriting and killer charm.

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