Cold Blows the Wind

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A remastered version of this track appears on our full-length album, Lips of Clay (2012).

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Cold blows the wind tonight dear love
and cold the drops of rain
I never had but one sweetheart -
in greenwood she was slain dear love
and in greenwood she was laid
I'll sit and mourn all on her grave
for twelvemonth and a day

When twelvemonth and a day is done
my love from yonder speaks
"Why weep you here upon my grave?
what is it that you want from me
and will not let me sleep?"
"One final kiss from your cold clay lips
is all I ask of thee..."

"My lips are not of life dear love
my breath is earthly still
if you do lay your lips on mine
your time will not be long dear love
tomorrow or today..."
"Back to this earth I give my soul
I'll kiss your lips of clay"

"When will we meet again dear love
when will us two be near"
"When oaken leaves do fall from trees
when they're withered up and gone dear love
when withered up so brown
when you and I and all the world
are laid into the ground"

Cold blows the wind tonight dear love
and cold the drops of rain
I never had but one sweetheart

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from Stranger at the Gate EP, released December 12, 2011
traditional lyric, composed and arranged by Solarference

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Solarference UK

Solarference is Nick Janaway and Sarah Owen.

We combine traditional folk songs with innovative electronic sound-manipulation: unearthly but warm, lyrical and organic sound-worlds.

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