The Unquiet Grave
Helium Vola Lyrics


Cold blows the wind to my true love
And gently drops the rain
I never had but one sweetheart
And in greenwood she lies slain.

I'll do as much for my sweetheart
As any young man may;
I'll sit and mourn all on her grave
For twelvemonth and a day
And when twelvemonth and one day was past,
The ghost began to speak
"Why sittest here all on 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 lilly-white lips
Then I'll go from your grave."

"My breast is as cold as clay,
My breath smells earthly strong
And if you kiss my cold clay lips,
Your days they woun't be long

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

"O down on yonder grove, sweetheart
Where you and I would walk
The first flower that ever I saw
Is withered to a stalk

The stalk ist wither'd and and dry, sweetheart
And the flower will never return;
And since I lost my own sweetheart
What can I do but mourn?

When shall we meet again, sweetheart
When shall we meet again?"
"When the oaken leaves that fall from the trees
Are green and spring up again


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Comments from YouTube:

BethSwe

the most beautiful song i'we ever heard.
(And that's while listening on it on repeat for x 100's of times!)

MrFreeDance

When shall we meet again, sweetheart?
When shall we meet again?
When the oaken leaves that fall from the trees
Are green and spring up again,
Are green and spring up again.

She answer him with so much love...oh my god

Ciara.Chaya

This is just so odd to me lol. I'm so used to the "Star of the County Down" tune, that this is oddly off-putting yet refreshing

chaimzev

Beautiful. Haunting. Other worldly.

Olga Radulovic

Morbid and beautiful all at the same time. And definitely superior version of this old ballad. I prefer this one to all the rest.

Daniel Janeczko

I came here from Ween - Cold blows the wind. And I absolutely adore both versions, love the amazing opera-like vocals mixed with mystical electronic music. Amazing!

undrentide1972

This is an amazing cover, the whole album is a joy to listen too

Dhyan69

Such beautiful, inspiring and creative music, HV keep on surprising me positively...

Marcel Strömer

unglaublich schön, wow   :-)

Martin Lienhardt

einfach nur schön, die Stimmen zu hören einfach Klasse!!

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