Arthur / Up to the Mountain

by Allison Crowe

03:34 video


A characteristically passionate performance pairing from Allison Crowe - a double-A-side single of "Arthur" / "Up to the Mountain".

Allison's music label, Rubenesque Records Ltd., celebrates its tenth anniversary with this release.

NB the video here of "Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)" gives us a piano interpretation - Allison live-in-the-studio of popular Newfoundland television show "Out of the Fog"


released July 27, 2011

Allison Crowe - voice, piano, guitar, engineer, producer


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Track Name: Arthur

Words & Music by Allison Crowe

And the weight of this war
We are fighting
Is a door that is opening
And sighing

You say come back inside
It is warm here
You have seen it out there
And you ran

If you lift without strength
Can you move it
Or the sword in this stone
Would you lose it

Are you Arthur
Or only pretending
And this hope you have burned
Are you sending

Away, away…

Would you hold me
If I disappeared now
And if I didn’t know
Who I was

Would you stay with me
While I was losing
Or lay down your sword
And run

Would you still love me
If I forgot you
If my heart held to
Only a thread

In the flicker of eyes
I would see you
Would you carry me back
from my dread

Away, 'way, away

away, away
Track Name: Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)
Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)

Words and music by Patty Griffin
As performed by Allison Crowe

I went up to the mountain
because you asked me to
Up over the clouds
to where the sky was blue
I could see all around me
I could see all around me

Sometimes I feel like
I'm never nothing but tired
But I'll keep on walking
walking 'til the day I expire
Sometimes I lay down
no more can I do
Then I go on again
because you asked me to

Some days I look down
afraid I will fall
And though the sun shines
I see nothing at all
Then I hear your sweet voice
come and then go, and then go
Telling me softly
that you love me so

The peaceful valley
way up over the mountain
The peaceful valley
few come to know
An' I may never get there
ever in this lifetime
Sooner or later
it's there I will go

Sooner or later
there I will go
Track Name: Arthur - Instrumental