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Cold Mountain Lyrics

Yea! I found the lyrics to this song, which Allison Krauss performed on The Tonight Show, last night. She sings this song in the movie Cold Mountain.

Now, if only I could remember the melody... Edit: I finally heard the melody again and wrote it down in musical notation so I can pick it out again, if I forget.

You'll walk unscathed through musket fire,
No ploughman's blade will cut thee down,
No cutler's horn will mark thy face
And you will be my ain true love,
And you will be my ain true love

And as you walk through death's dark veil,
The cannon's thunder can't prevail,
And those who hunt thee down will fail,
And you will be my ain true love,
And you will be my ain true love.

Asleep inside the cannon's mouth,
The captain cries, "Here comes the rout!"
They'll seek to find me north and south,
I've gone to find my ain true love.
I've gone to find my ain true love.

The field is cut and bleeds to red.
The cannon balls fly round my head,
The infirmary man may count me dead,
When I've gone to find my ain true love,
I've gone to find my ain true love.

The first two verses of this are from the woman's POV and the second two from the man's. The more I read these lyrics, the more I think that the one line should read, "And as you walk through death's dark vale," and the more I am convinced that the first two verses seem like a spell, rather than naivete or wishful thinking. It's like she's casting her protection over the one she loves. I don't know whether that was so for the original writer of the lyrics, if they are period, but that's the feeling I get, and it's wonderfully eerie. No real woman living through the Civil War would honestly expect her man to come through it unscathed. That's why I feel so strongly that this is a protective spell, keeping him from harm by the power of her love.

Current Mood: enthralledenthralled
Current Music: "And You Will Be My Ain True Love" - Allison Krauss