The Willow Song

"The Willow Song" is a song by Samuel Coleridge Taylor with text by William Shakespeare.

Date: 1912Text: William Shakespeare

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    The poor soul sat sighing by a sycamore tree,

    Sing all a green willow, willow, willow;

    Her hand on her bosom,

    her head on her knee.

    Sing willow, willow, willow;

    The fresh streams ran by her,

    and murmur’d her moans;

    Sing willow, willow, willow;

    Her salt tears fell from her,

    and softened the stones;

    Sing willow, willow, willow;

    Sing all a green willow must be my garland.

    Let nobody blame him,

    his scorn I approve,

    I called my love false love;

    but what said he then?

    Sing willow, willow, willow.

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