Lily, Henry, and the Willow Trees

from The Saga of Mayflower May by Marissa Nadler

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Lily was a maiden in the castle sea,
they found her in the forest,
where the wild willows be.
Lily was a maiden in the castle sea,
they found her in the forest,
where the wild willows be.
Singing "Don't plead me no! For I will seize you in the snow."
Singing "Don't plead me no! For I will seize you in the snow."

Henry first saw Lillian, girl of colored hair,
sitting by the river with the willows in her hair.
Lily hummed a tune he knew, a shanty from the sea,
he seized her by her little waist against the willow tree.

Singing, "Fare thee oh well, where you gone no one can tell."
Singing, "Fare thee oh well, where you gone no one can tell."

Oh you are worth a million silver pennies, Henry said to Lillian. Oh you a worth a million silver pennies, Henry said to Lillian.

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from The Saga of Mayflower May, released January 31, 2005
Marissa Nadler- guitar, vocals

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