Bury Me Beneath the Willow banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style-2

    Difficulty

    Nothing too crazy here. Check out this arrangement in C to expand your fretboard knowledge. If a singer wants to sing this in C, we need to be ready!

    • Key C
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style-2
  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    This version of Bury Me Beneath the Willow uses lots of slurs to imitate the vocal inflections. It's these types of nuances that make a great Scruggs style solo.

    • Key G
    • 95 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    A nice mixture of Scruggs and melodic with some great licks for you to learn! Try to bring out the melody notes as best as you can. Learning a verse can really help!

    • Key G
    • 95 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Backup

    Difficulty

    This arrangement of Bury Me Beneath the Willow features classic Scruggs style forward roll backup licks. Many of these licks utilize the 5th string as an extra "color" note.

    • Key G
    • 95 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

Bury Me Beneath the Willow lyrics

My heart is sad and full of sorrow,
Weeping for the one I love.
When shall I see her, oh, no never,
'till we meet in Heaven above.

(Chorus)

Bury me beneath the willow,
Under the weeping willow tree.
So she may know where I am sleeping,
And perhaps sheíll weep for me.

Tomorrow is our wedding day,
But Lord, Lord where is she?
She's gone, she'­s gone to seek another,
She no longer cares for me.

(Chorus)

She told me that she did not love me,
But I couldn't believe it true.
Until an angel softly whispered,
She no longer cares for you.

(Chorus)

Place on my grave a snow-white Lilly,
For to prove my love was true.
To show the world I died of grieving,
For her love I could not win.

(Chorus)