I wrote this Civil War song a lifetime ago...I think there's another verse sitting around here somewhere.....originally the soldier's wife's name was Rossina, but I happened upon the most popular song during the civil war and it was "Lorena", so I made the lyric change - alhough, I sometimes fall back to the former name while performing. It is a song of love and longing and the sadness of that perilous Civil War, that was quite uncivil, like all wars.

Lyrics



“Wintered Sky”
By: Rick Landers © 1978
TABS: G, Am, D, Bm, C

Looking at this wintered sky
I see a flame
Far off in the distance
Someone calls my name
Oh, Lorena, keep me in your dreams
The campfire’s lit
The soldiers sit
We speak of many things

Up Rappahannock River
That’s where I long to be
But I’m caught here fighting
With this ragged cavalry
And if I let me imagination roam
We’re sitting by the fire
In our home

The bombs were bursting all around me
And all the tin soldiers were falling down
I prayed I was dreaming
I prayed I was dreaming

We fought them down in Fredericksburg
What a bloody fray
Brother fighting brother
Blue against the gray
And if I let my imagination roam
The Storm is ended and
We’re home

The bombs were bursting all around me
And all the tin soldiers were falling down
Lord, I prayed I was dreaming
I prayed I was dreaming
dreaming
I swear I was dreaming

Looking at this wintered sky
I see a flame