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

Chorus
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

[chourus]

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
[chourus]

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

[chourus]

 


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