Willow Weep For Me

Subtle downtempo song full of pastoral imagery lost love

Composed by Ann Ronnell
Year 1932
Length 32 bars
Time 4/4
Style Swing
Common Key G


Chord chart for the jazz standard Willow Weep For Me


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

Yes, Gone my lovers 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

Oh, Whisper to the wind and say that love's a sin
Leave my heart a-breaking, and making a moan
Murmur to the night to hide her starry light
So none will find me sighing, crying all alone

Weeping willow tree
Weeping sympathy
Bend your branches down along the ground and cover me
When the shadows fall, bend over willow and weep for me