Monday, January 22, 2007

My Ain True Love

"I see you in every picture, I hear you in every song."
-Author Unknown

This morning while checking my email, I was listening to the soundtrack of Cold Mountain. Some of the songs just tugged at my heart. My favorite from that cd is, You Will Be My Ain True Love by Alison Krauss and Sting.

I love the softness of her voice. She sounds so angelic. Sting, well, what can one say?! He's got a sound all his own. Their voices compliment each other, they harmonize beautifully. Alison sings the first two verses and Sting sings the last two. I could listen to this over and over again.

As I was listening to the song, I started to wonder, what does "ain" mean? I had never heard that word before. So, I decided to look it up. Ain means: own. It's origin is Scottish. "Ain", is certainly more romantic than "own". It kind of just takes your breath away.

I have an "ain true love", my Babe. I love him more than words could ever say. Some songs bring thoughts of him to my mind. Some movies too. That's why I love the quote above. It's how I feel about my ain true love.

My Ain True Love

You'll walk unscathed through musket fire,
No ploughman's blade will cut thee down,
No cutlass pull 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 vale,
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 too 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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