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Willow Weep for Me
1932 Ann Ronell
Recording sessions
1959: New York
Oh oh oh willow weep for me
Willow weep for me
Bend your branches green
Along the stream that runs to sea
Listen to my plea
Listen willow and weep for me

Gone my lover's dream
Lovely summer dream
Gone and left me here
To weep my tears into the stream
Sad as I can be
Hear me willow and weep for me

Whisper to the wind
To say that love has sinned
To leave my heart aching
Making this moan
Murmur to the night
To hide her starry light
So none will find me sighing
And crying all alone

Oh oh oh weeping willow tree
Weep in sympathy
Bend your branches down
Along the ground and cover me
When the shadows fall
Bend oh willow and weep for me

To leave my heart aching
And making this moan
So none will find me sighing
And crying all alone
Oh oh oh weeping willow tree
Weep in sympathy

Bend your branches down
Along the ground and cover me
When the shadows fall
Bend oh willow
Bend oh willow
And weep for me

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)