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Crow Road
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autumnal ballad of a traveler going "through the wastes and wood"
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Bethany Powell/Daniel Powell
2009
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Thu Oct 08, 2009
Rock : Folk Rock
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About the song
In the fantasy anthology "Coyote Road: Trickster Tales" my favorite of the archetypes is a passing stranger who tells a girl how to follow him to Faerie--the crow road, the pattern marked by crow flight that seems erratic but is actually a pathway beyond the normal world. The story "Crow Roads" is only fleetingly tributed by this piece, in just that one idea, but it resonated, and so here the song is...
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Slowly all the leaves fall from the oaks
A burnished nutshell brown
The wind sings sharp and the note is cold
It makes an uncanny round
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I'm going up the crow road
Through the wastes and wood
I'm following the flight of crow
And step where no man's stood
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The ground is stiff but the trees lay gold
Pillows for my head
The thatch of red and ocher hold
A canopy for my bed
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I'm going up the crow road
Through the wastes and wood
I'm following the flight of crow
And step where no man's stood
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Through the mountains before the snows
Fall to quench the world
I take this path to keep my oath
As the grey clouds whirl
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I'm going up the crow road
Through the wastes and wood
I'm following the flight of crow
And step where no man's stood