"Nightvisitor" is a specially adapted version of Jim Moray's "Nightvisiting" for Class, written and performed by Moray himself. It was used as incidental music in Nightvisiting, scoring shots of Jasper Adeola's backstory, leading up to his death.
The original song, "Nightvisiting" that "Nightvisitor" is based, was first released on Moray's self-titled album released on 1 May 2006. "Nightvisitor" was released as a single on Spotify and iTunes on 29 October 2016, the same day on which Nightvisiting was broadcast.
Background Information Edit
The lyrics to the first verse comes from variations of the folk song "I Will Put My Ship in Order", while the second verse comes from a version of the ballad "The Grey Cock", as sung by Cecilia Costello.
So-called 'Nightvisiting' songs are folk songs that detail the return of a lover for one final meeting before they have to leave, typically at the rise of the sun. Often, the lover is there to share a final loving embrace but sometimes, they are instead there to warn their beloved or even to drag them away. Both "I Will Put My Ship in Order" and "The Grey Cock" are songs that fit within this category.
The fourth verse is also derived from "The Grey Cock".