Hildia

(© 2007 C./R. Rothschild)

Won’t you come clouding with me
Won’t you come clouding with me,
Hildia, Queen of the Pastures,
Won’t you keep the clouds from me?

I can feel them growing in you,
I can feel them growing in you,
Hildia, Queen of the Pastures,
dark and frightening too.

Heading for the storm tonight,
heading for the storm tonight,
Hildia, Queen of the Pastures,
guide me till the morning light.

Chorus:
You’ve got to be so strong, the light will soon be gone.
We go careening on, down into the valley all alone.

Heading down the Ides of March,
heading down the Ides of March,
Hildia, Queen of the Pastures,
keep the wind from my torch.

Won’t you keep my matches dry
won’t you keep my matches dry?
Hildia, Queen of the Pastures,
Spring, it ain’t the time to die.

Rain it is turning to snow,
rain it is turning to snow,
Hildia, Queen of the Pastures,
why are you laughing so?

Chorus

Kindly don’t use my name,
Kindly don’t use my name,
Hildia, Queen of the Pastures,
I’m watching for you just the same.

 

Char – accordion, trumpet, Highland pipes, vocals.
Robby – cajon, djembe, dunduns, mandolin, vocals.
Jon – bass.