Willow Tree American
Capo on 2nd Fret The Chords repeat throughout the entire song, in pretty much the same exact same progression and pattern. Chord Progression: Am Dm Am Dm Am E Am Am There was a youth a cruel youth, Dm Am Who lived beside the sea, Dm Am Six little maidens he drowned there E Am By the lonely willow tree. Am As he walked over with sally brown, Dm Am As he walked over with she, Dm Am An evil thought came to him there E Am By the lonely willow tree. Am Oh turn your back to the water side Dm Am And face the willow tree, Dm Am Six little maidens I drowned here E Am And you the seven shall be. Am Take off, take off your golden crown Dm Am Take off your gown cried he, Dm Am For lo' I'm going to murder you E Am I'll not spoil your finery. Am Oh turn around you false young man, Dm Am Oh turn around cried she, Dm Am For tis' not meant that such a youth E Am A naked woman should you see. Am He turned around that false young man, Dm Am And faced the willow tree, Dm Am And seizing him boldly in both her arms E Am She threw him into the sea. Am Lie there, lie there you false young man, Dm Am Lie there lie there cried she, Dm Am Six little maidens that you've drowned here E Am Now keep them company. Am He sank beneath the icy waves, Dm Am He sank down into the sea, Dm Am No living thing wept a tear for him E Am Save the lonely willow tree.