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Bury Me Beneath The Willow TML # 001541
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A very well known song in the USA and UK, and like many such songs wide variations of lyrics will be found depending on what country you are in, or which jamming/picking session you are in. The singer has been abandoned by (her) lover. Tomorrow was to be their wedding day, but now he is off with another girl. The singer asks her friends to "bury me beneath the willow... And when he knows that I am sleeping, maybe then he'll think of me."
Bury me beneath the willow
Under the weeping willow tree.
When she hears that I am sleeping
Maybe then she'll think of me.

My heart is sad and I'm in sorrow
Weeping for the one I love.
When shall I see her, oh, no never
'Til we meet in heaven above.

Tomorrow was to be our wedding
But lord, Oh Lord, where can she be?
She's gone, she's gone to find another
She no longer cares for me.
She told me that she did not love me
I couldn't believe it was true.
Until an angel softly whispered:
She no longer cares for you.

Place on my grave a snow-white lily
To prove my love for her was true.
To show the world I died of grieving
For her love I could not win.
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