The Weeping Willow Tree - Words

The Weeping Willow Tree

The Weeping Willow Tree is a Handkerchief Dance and is one of the dances which includes singing.

The dance starts with the set singing the verse and chorus;

"Oh, once they said my lips were red and now they're scarlet pale.

Oh, I was a silly girl to believe his flattering tale.

(Chorus) He vowed he'd never deceive me; I like a silly believed he.

The moon and stars they shone so bright

Over the willow tree."

With each chorus the dancers mime weeping whilst singing the chorus.