"Lily, Henry and the Willow Trees" as written by and Marissa Nadler....
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 bring me more
(Grass?) is ruining us all
Singing, Don't bring me more
Forever sees you in the snow

Henry first saw Lilianne
(Gold of?) coloured hair
(A-sting?) by the river
With the willows in her hair
Lily on the tune
And knew a shanty from the sea
He seized her by her little waist
Against the willow tree

Singing fairly, Oh well
Where you gone, no one can tell
Singing fairly, Oh well
Where you gone, no one can tell

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


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"Lily, Henry, And the Willow Trees" as written by Marissa Nadler

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    General CommentWOOHOO FIRST COMMENT!!!!

    ok, there are a few errors with the lyrics here. it's supposed to 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'

    Then, "Henry first say Lilianne, girl of coloured hair, sitting by the river with the willows in hair, Lily sang a tune she knew, a shanty from the sea, he seized her by her little waist agains the willow tree"

    "Singing, 'fair thee, Oh well, where you gone no one can tell', singing, 'fair thee, Oh well, where you gone no one can tell'.


    This is a great song, but a very sad song. Some of the song's lyrics have been edited out because it gets a bit obscene. It takes place in the 1500's. A beautiful renaissance maiden princess who was raped and murdered in a forest by a wealthy royal 'comrade'. After he rapes and kills her, he just leaves her in the forest. while he was raping her, he whispered to her how she's worth a million silver pennies. such a sad, sad, song.
    marmar417on November 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWOOHOO FIRST COMMENT!!!!

    ok, there are a few errors with the lyrics here. it's supposed to 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'

    Then, "Henry first say Lilianne, girl of coloured hair, sitting by the river with the willows in hair, Lily sang a tune she knew, a shanty from the sea, he seized her by her little waist agains the willow tree"

    "Singing, 'fair thee, Oh well, where you gone no one can tell', singing, 'fair thee, Oh well, where you gone no one can tell'.


    This is a great song, but a very sad song. Some of the song's lyrics have been edited out because it gets a bit obscene. It takes place in the 1500's. A beautiful renaissance maiden princess who was raped and murdered in a forest by a wealthy royal 'comrade'. After he rapes and kills her, he just leaves her in the forest. while he was raping her, he whispered to her how she's worth a million silver pennies. such a sad, sad, song.
    marmar417on November 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti didn't mean for it to copy that many times on here... i did have an error though. i mean to say "Henry first SAW Liliann, girl of coloured hair..." :)
    marmar417on November 20, 2007   Link

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