Natalie Merchant Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow

Well, my heart is sad

And I am lonesome

For the only one I love

When shall we meet?

Oh no never

Till we meet in heaven above

So bury me underneath the willow

Under the weeping willow tree

So that he may know

Where I am sleeping

And perhaps he’ll weep for me

Well, he told me that

He dearly loved me

Oh how could it be untrue?

Until the angels softly whispered,

“he will prove untrue to you”

So bury me underneath the willow

Under the weeping willow tree

So that he may know

Where I am sleeping

And perhaps he’ll weep for me

Well, tomorrow was to be

Our wedding day

But oh my god

Where can he be?

He’s out a courting with another

And no longer cares for me

So bury me underneath the willow

Under the weeping willow tree

So that he may know

Where I am sleeping

And perhaps he’ll weep for me