Under the Willow She's Sleeping

(1860)

"Under the Willow She's Sleeping" is a Stephen Foster song from 1860.

Under the Willow She's Sleeping
by Stephen Foster


Under the willow she's laid with care
(Sang a lone mother while weeping,)
Under the willow, with golden hair,
My little one's quietly sleeping.


Chorus:
Fair, fair, with golden hair,
(Sang a lone mother while weeping,)
Fair, fair, with golden hair,
Under the willow she's sleeping.


Under the willow no songs are heard,
Near where my darling lies dreaming;
Nought but the voice of some far-off bird
Where life and its pleasures are beaming.


Chorus


Under the willow by night and day
Sorrowing ever I ponder;
Free from its shadowy, gloomy ray
Ah! never again can she wander.


Chorus


Under the willow I breathe a prayer
Longing to linger forever
Near to my angel with golden hair
In a land where there's sorrowing never.


Chorus


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