The Unquiet Grave

This is a real old one. I first heard it in a collection of Vaughan Williams folk songs, then later on a recording by Luke Kelley. This version here takes the tune of Kingsfold, which is possibly my favorite melody, and is also the setting for a number of other songs, including "Star of the County Down", "Dives and Lazarus", and "If you Could Hie to Kolob".
Key of Am
Am F C G The Wind blows cold today my love Am F Em And gently falls the rain Am F C G I never had but one true love Am F Am And in cold clay she is lain. C G I’ll do as much for my true love Am F Em As any young man may. Am F C G I’ll sit and mourn upon her grave Am F Am For twelve months and a day. When twelve months and a day were done A voice began to speak Who is it that sits upon my grave And will not let me sleep? Tis I, tis I, thine own true love That sits upon your grave; I came to seek of your sweet lips Once kiss is all I crave. You seek one kiss of my clay cold lips But my breath is earthy-strong If you had one kiss of my lily-white lips Your time would not be long. My Time be long my time be short Ten-thousand years or a day: May God in heaven have all my soul, But I’ll kiss your lips of clay. See down in yonder garden green? Love, where we were used to walk: The fairest flower that e’er was seen Is withered to the stalk. The stalk is withered dry my love! So shall our hearts decay! So make yourself content my love, Until death calls you away!