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Banjo branches green along the stream that runs to sea
Banjo branches down along the ground and cover me
Bend your branches green along the stream that runs to sea
Bend your branches down along the ground and cover me
During the final chorus, the chord modulates from Emaj7 to Fmaj7, making the song much sadder. IMO, this is the saddest Chad & Jeremy song I've ever heard in my whole life, even sadder than "A Summer Song."
Leave my heart a-breakin' and makin' a mom
Leave my heart a-breakin' and makin' a moan
Mama to the night to hide her starry light
Murmur to the night to hide her starry light
Widow weep for me (2x)
Willow weep for me (2x)
A married woman whose husband has died and who hasn't remarried is a widow, and most women do weep when their husbands die, so I guess the misheard lyrics would make sense.
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