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Lyr Req: The Green Willow (P Farrell)

09 Jun 98 - 06:50 PM (#30454)
Subject: Green Willow
From: Teru

Does anyone know the lyrics for this song? It's not a real folksong, and is sung by an Irish singer Louise Morrissey. The song is sung also by Foster & Allen.

Some words: Say, we've been willow. Will you tell me why?

Thanks in advance.


13 Aug 00 - 03:22 PM (#277000)
Subject: RE: Green Willow

22 Oct 09 - 02:24 PM (#2750424)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE GREEN WILLOW (P Farrell)
From: Jim Dixon

Lyrics copied from

Words and Music by P. Farrell

1. Say, weeping green willow, will you tell me why
On the spur of the moment, when I said goodbye,
I saw her walking away out of sight,
Now I regretfully think of my wife?

CHORUS: Willow, green willow, as your branches hang low,
You seem to be sighing for the sadness I know.
I'll love her forever, 'till the day that I die,
Until the green willow looks up to the sky.

2. All around the city the daytime seems dark
As I watch all the couples walk down through the park.
Missed opportunities never come twice.
Darling, I'm longing. I'm paying the price.

3. Today was tomorrow just yesterday.
Time goes so slowly now she's gone away.
Time must go on, though my heart feels the pain.
Perhaps someday soon, she will come back again.

[Recorded by Foster and Allen, by Louise Morrissey, and by Daniel O'Donnell.]

13 Apr 10 - 11:08 AM (#2885593)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Willow (P Farrell)
From: Teru

Dear Jim,

I was very pleased to find your reply.

I had been waiting for more than 10 years !

Many thanks for your kindness.


15 Feb 11 - 04:27 PM (#3095924)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Willow (P Farrell)
From: GUEST,T Farrell

This song was written by my mum P Farrell, however, my father P Farrell (also) took all the credit!!! such a nice song and I am glad it makes you happy x