"Cold Blows The Wind" as written by Jr. Melchiondo and Aaron Freeman....
Cold blows the wind over my true love
Cold blows the drops of rain
I never had but one true love
And in Camville he was slain

I'll do as much for my true love as any young girl may
I'll sit and weep down by his grave for twelve month and one day

But when twelve months were come and gone
This young man he arose
What makes you weep down by my grave
I can't take my repose

One kiss, one kiss of your lily white lips, one kiss is all I crave
One kiss, one kiss of your lily white lips and return back to your grave

My lips they are as cold as my clay
My breath is heavy and strong
If thou was to kiss my lily white lips
Thy days would not be long

Oh don't you remember the garden grove where we used to walk
Pluck the finest flower of them all, twill wither to a stalk

Go fetch me a nun from the dungeon deep
And water from a stone
And white milk from a maiden's breast,
That babe ere never known

Go dig me a grave both long, wide and deep as quickly as you may
I'll lie down in it and take one sleep for twelve month and one day

Cold blows the wind over my true love
Cold blows the drops of rain
I never had but one true love
And in Camville he was slain

I'll do as much for my true love as any young girl may
I'll sit and weep down by his grave for twelve month and one day


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"Cold Blows the Wind" as written by Aaron Freeman Michael Melchiondo

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  • +1
    General Commentin how many ways can you say 'scarborough fair'?
    venus in furs 28on March 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust to correct/contradict the 'traditional Chinese spiritual' myth perpetuated all over the internet, 'Cold Blows The Wind' is a (probably late-medieval) English folk tune. There are printed lyrics in the Oxford university Bodleyan library as far back as 1435. It was collected in F. J. Child's 1886 compendium of English and Scottish folk ballads as 'The Unquiet Grave'. Versions aside from Ween's have been recorded by Anne Briggs, Joan Baez, Papa M and others.
    petra janeon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, this is The Unquiet Grave is a bit different:

    The wind that blows today my love
    a few small drops of rain
    Never have I had but one true love
    in cold place she is laid

    I'll do as much for my true love
    as any young man may
    I'll sit and mourne all on her grave
    at twelve month and a day

    The twelve month and the day been gone
    a voice spoke from the deep
    who is it sits all on my grave
    and will not let me sleep

    It's I, it is I thine own true love
    who sits upon your grave
    for I crave one kiss from your sweet lips
    and that is all I see

    You crave one kiss from my clay cold lips
    but my breath is earthy strong
    had you one kiss from my clay cold lips
    your time would not be long

    My time be long my time be short
    tommorrow or today
    may god in heaven have all my soul
    but I'll kiss your lips of clay

    See down beyond the garden green
    laught where we used to walk
    the sweetest flower that ever grew
    is whitered to the stork

    The stork is whitered dry my love
    so will our hearts decay
    so make yourself content my love
    till death calls you away
    dojobugon December 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm not sure how much credence to give the 'chinese traditional song' description (probably none). but i'm pretty sure that in the liner notes of 'the mollusk' the song is descibed as such. one more instance of the boys pissing about?
    karma suturedon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to "All Request Live" this song is "about a dead bitch". Straight from Deaner's mouth.
    GrilledCheese?on July 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, in the sleeve notes of the Mollusk, it's credited as a "Chinese Spiritual". But it is indeed a British folk song, and you can hear many versions of it on the folk circuit over here. Not sure why Ween have credited it the way they have.
    mizchiffon July 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Unquiet Grave
    echardcoreon March 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an absolutely great song... I'm really glad the boys turned it into the song they did. The unquiet grave... the notion that a lover mourns so much for a slain love they disturb the peace(repose) of the deceased... its something everyone ought to hear.
    rufonz38on October 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason I always thought it was about heroin relapse.
    "One kiss, one kiss of your lily white lips -- one kiss is all I crave
    One kiss, one kiss of your lily white lips and return back to your grave"
    Weenzepon May 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song actually has a lot going on. The corpse isn't happy about being woken and gets sassy with the girl and tells her their love is dead in the twill wither to a stalk bit. He then asks her to do 4 impossible tasks. The 4th is dig a grave BOTH long wide and deep (three things). The ween brothers leave the ending open as to weather or not she did them.
    Jrdnschson November 13, 2011   Link

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