"You Will Be My Ain True Love" as written by and Gordon Sumner....
You'll walk unscathed through musket fire
No ploughman's blade will cut thee down
No cutlass wound 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

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


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"You Will Be My Ain True Love" as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General CommentWritten by Sting, this song was sung by Alison Krauss for the soundtrack of the movie Cold Mountain, and nominated for an Academy Award as Best Song.
    sillybunnyon July 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSting, who was also nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar Award, performed at the 76th Annual Academy Awards ceremony with Alison Krauss. Sting and Krauss sang "You Will Be My Ain True Love" as a duet, though Krauss sings the song solo on the Cold Mountain soundtrack.

    Sting told LAUNCH that he never regretted not singing the song in the movie himself: "I wrote it for the female character," Sting said. "In other words, it's the sort of unspoken song that brings the Inman character back from hell, back to her, and so it was always a woman's song. Alison did a beautiful job on it--very plaintive and haunting."
    sillybunnyon August 30, 2006   Link

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