Bury Me Beneath the Willow
My heart is sad and I am lonely
For the only one I love,
When shall I see her, oh, no never,
‘Til we meet in heaven above.
Oh bury me beneath the willow,
Under the weeping willow tree,
So she will know where I am sleeping,
And perhaps she’ll weep for me.
She told me that she dearly loved me
How could I believe her untrue.
Until the angels softly whispered,
She will prove untrue to you.
Tomorrow was our wedding day
God, oh God where can she be?
She’s out a-courtin’ with another,
And no longer cares for me.
Instruction on how to play this song can be found in Wayne Erbsen’s books: Bluegrass Jamming on Fiddle, Bluegrass Jamming on Mandolin and Bluegrass Jamming on Banjo.