Moore, Christy - One Last Cold Kiss Lyrics

Two island swans mated for life
And his faithful heart would not consider any other wife
For three years peaceful joy midst the rushes of the pond
Proud and gentle was the loving of the last two island swans

Their love was like a circle, no beginning and no end
With his lady by his side a treasure and best friend
And the pond was all so peaceful with the rising of the sun
Young and free like the island breeze their life was just begun

'Til a dread day in November when the searing cold did start
Stalked the hunter with his bow, he put an arrow through her heart
Husband come to my side let your feathers warm my pain
For I feel I will not spend another day with you again

And the cold winds blow
He was brave but he's laid low
By her body in the isle of mist
I saw him give her one last cold kiss
One last cold kiss

Of swans the people talk of only one in this days tide
They brought him twenty ladies he would take no other bride
They say he will not move from the place where she did fall
Once so proud he's beaten now, he will not speak at all

And the cold winds blow
He was brave but he's laid low
By her body in the isle of mist
I saw him give her one last cold kiss
One last cold kiss

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  1. John Joyce

    Went to see Christy a few weeks ago.He was absolutely fantastic and Declan Sinnott was brilliant too

  2. Cris Elver

    So beautiful. Brought me to tears. The original live version is amazing but so's this. How to cover a song by giving the original something of yourselves . . . . wonderful

  3. 19franken95

    by the way, I don't understand everything, but I'm pretty sure this tune has nothing to do with Ireland and GB, I suppose...

  4. Peter Sharp

    Yes indeed! Christy does Mountain.

  5. dazzlingdublinblue1

    Possibly Christy's finest song.

  6. Harr Lee

    When i met my man...and then , later, we got to know each other ...that was OUR song forever.
    Later, after i left 4 other countries,it was the Gypsies Hymn
    So, these days , strangely enough , whenever I m REALLY s either THAT or EDERLEZI
    Go figure..

    Hey Mick
    I still love u

  7. Marcus Harrington


  8. jenni claire

    Seeing them live, together, was a great experience, and if anyone has that opportunity, I'd highly recommend it. They're fantastic.

  9. Helen mullane

    Beautiful song beautifully performed by Christy and Declan!!

  10. celtfin1

    Ok I've seen u spouting same shit on Ronnie drew video so I check felix version out and I think it is shit pure shit christy does this song justice

  11. R Matrix

    In my book, the only true way to sing this song is by following Felix Pappalardi's vocals. All these vocal variations of this song is an ugly massacre of the Unassailable Quality of Felix Pappalardi's Original. I say, "Quit singing it if you can't sing it the way Felix did! Please, you're f*** killing me with that stupidity."

    Jimmy Snaggles



    Think of your heart... just relax and enjoy. Tranquilo

    R Matrix

    @19franken95​​​​ You are thinking with your Ass.

    Felix Pappalardi is not alive to direct his opinion here. He cannot defend himself while you and these so-called musicians mangle and trample his song(s).

    The beauty of the song is the sense in the period of the time of the beauty of the love between the last Two Island Swans -before the tragedy. That's what people enjoy and love first; then comes the tragedy; and after that, the lamenting.

    Cutting straight to the sorrow, while also neglecting the tonal vocal inflections administered by Felix Pappalardi is a complete disgrace to music, and fails to honor the unsung unheralded master Felix Pappalardi.

    You, these want-a-be musicians, and this massacre of the song I find offensive. You offend me.


    "Quit singing it if you can't sing it the way Felix did" - well my friend: nobody can match Felix. Felix was THE MAN. Anyone who tries to do it like F.P. will fail. These people have no choice but to adapt the song to their own voices - it's the best they can do. Let's be thankful that we are able to listen to the Flowers Of Evil album whenever we want - get those speakers pumping!

    Ben Miler

    R Matrix I own Mountain's Flowers of Evil so I know the original very well. The way I see it is the song has a Celtic feel and Christy Moore felt the song can translate as a Celtic folk song, so using an Irish vocal style sounds appropriate to me, as Felix Pappalardi's voice is to the hard rock/proto-metal style of Mountain. Christy helped introduce the song to Irish folk musicians, but the funny part is when I see an unknown Irish folk artist credit it as an Irish traditional even though the song has its origins in a certain New York hard rock band of the early '70s.

  12. carroll tuton

    Almost makes me cry

  13. john marcus

    Very, very hard song to interpret,  never mind succesfully pull off!  Nice job mr moore

  14. dave butcher

    RIP Felix Papparladi

  15. Mark O'Brien


  16. depper

    "PAPPALARDI - The smartest man in Rock and Roll" - Mic Jagger

  17. depper


    Must showcase this in the Mountain Fan Club forum, The Great Fatsbies. Check in my profile for address :)

  18. CastletoKarma

    tdigano - You're right. Pappalardi.

  19. Tom DiGianvittorio, Sr.

    This song was written by Felix Pappalardi of Mountain

  20. 19franken95

    If C Moore had been born in Andalucia, he would be the best flamenco singer. He performs with energy and esprit. Bravo, maestro Moore

  21. marfell

    try this by katka garcia!

  22. MrEffortless

    Great post, Declan Synnott is largely overlooked as a performer. Dont know why.

  23. drumsanddrumming

    Originally performed by Mountain.