Bury Me 'Neath The Willow Tree

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Robert Hunter played a fragment in 1997 as part of an Elizabeth Cotten medley.

My heart is sad and I'm in sorrow
For the only one I love
When shall I see him, oh no, never
Till I meet him in heaven above

Oh bury me under the weeping willow
Under the weeping willow tree
So he may know where I am sleeping
And perhaps he will weep for me

He told me that he did not love me
I could not believe it was true
Until an angel softly whispered
He has proven untrue to you


Tomorrow was our wedding day
But I don't know where he'll be
He's gone to seek him another bride
And he cares no more for me

Oh, bury me under the violets blue
To prove my love to him
Tell him that I would die to save him
For his love I never could win



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