Read the lyrics to Lady Margaret (sometimes spelled "Margret") and you may soon discover how spine tingling this otherwise
simple tale truly is. The words should have particular resonance
with anyone who's ever seen a figure standing at the foot of their bed, "all dressed in white," or even just
heard tell of a similar version of this quite universal type of ghostly manifestation.
The video below is the version
of the song that appears on the Cold Mountain soundtrack. The lyrics differ somewhat from the song depicted in the Roe Family Singers video, but the story is essentially
Cold Mountain is one of my favorite films. I really love the myth inspired story, rich historic
setting and mesmerizing visuals, and late director Anthony Minghella did an amazing job of adapting Charles Frazier'sbook into a film about the mythic odyssey of a Confederate American Civil War soldier trying to get back home to his lost love.
And speaking of Nicole Kidman, The Others is definitely one of the most thought provoking films about ghosts in recent memory.