The Unquiet Grave

from Green Willow by The Dreadnoughts

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Cold blows the wind over my true love,
And gently falls the rain.
I've only had but one true love,
And in Flanders he lies slain.

I'll do as much for my true love,
As any young girl may,
I'll sit and mourn all on his grave,
For twelve months and a day.

When twelve months and a day was passed,
The corpse began to speak,
"why sittest thou upon my grave
And will not let me sleep?"

There's one thing that I want sweetheart
There's one thing that I crave
And that is a kiss from your lily white lips
Then I'll go from your grave

"My lips they are as cold as clay,
My breath is earthy strong,
And if you were to kiss these lily white lips,
Your days would not be long."

"Go fetch me water from the desert,
And blood from out a stone,
Go fetch me milk from a fair maid's breast
That a young man never has known."

Cold blows the wind over my true love,
And gently falls the rain.
I've only had but one true love,
And in Flanders he lies slain.

When will we meet again, sweetheart,
When will we meet again?"
"When the oaken leaves falling from the trees
Are green and spring up again."

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from Green Willow, released March 14, 2023

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