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Rock - General | Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Member Since: 2006
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Story Behind the Song

Because "Sword of Trust" features a Civil War conspiracy theory, we wanted to record a song that was popular during the era. Released in 1861, you could hear "Aura Lee" on any night around army campfires on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line. You might recognize the melody because it was repurposed for Elvis' classic, "Love Me Tender". This song is featured in See You On The Other Side episode "CONSPIRACY THEORIES: FROM SWORD OF TRUST TO THE MOON LANDING" http://www.othersidepodcast.com/256

Lyrics

As the blackbird in the spring, 'neath the willow tree,
Sat and piped, I heard him sing; sing of Aura Lee.
Aura Lee, Aura Lee, maid with golden hair
Sunshine came along with thee, and swallows in the air.

In thy blush the rose was born, music when you spake.
Through thine azure eye, the morn, sparkling seemed to break.
Aura Lee, Aura Lee, birds of crimson wing
Never song have sung to me as in that night, sweet spring.

Aura Lee, the bird may flee the willow's golden hair
Swing through winter fitfully, on the stormy air.
Yet if thy blue eyes I see, gloom will soon depart.
For to me, sweet Aura Lee is sunshine through the heart.

When the mistletoe was green, midst the winter's snows
Sunshine in thy face was seen kissing lips of rose.

Aura Lee, Aura Lee, take my golden ring.
Love and light return with thee,
and swallows with the spring.
Aura Lee, Aura Lee, take my golden ring.
Love and light return with thee,
and swallows with the spring.

Song Length
3:36
Genre
Folk - Traditional
Lead Vocal
Duet Male/Female


Language
English
Era
1800 - 1899

Lyric Credits W. W. Fosdick
Music Credits George R. Poulton
Producer Credits Sunspot
Performance Credits Sunspot