The Cottonwood Tree
By: The Sorrow Estate

Verse 1:
One day a boy was ‘venturing
Heading down to the shallow creek
He saw a girl- pretty as can be
Sitting there ‘neath the cottonwood tree

The cottonwood tree, the cottonwood tree
Sitting there ‘neath the cottonwood tree
Sitting there ‘neath the cottonwood tree

Verse 2:
She saw him watchin’ across the stream
Said hi, my name is Kimberly
Her hair was golden and her eyes were green
The same bright green as the cottonwood tree

The cottonwood tree, the cottonwood tree
Her eyes were green as the cottonwood tree
Her eyes were green as the cottonwood tree

(Spoken:)
(hello miss) (why hello there)
(What’s that you’re reading?) (Oh this? This is my favorite story)
(is that so? .... Mind if I join you?) (that would be just fine)

Verse 3:
Well they started twice a week
Walking down to that spot to meet
Sittin, and a talkin’, and a sippin’ tea
A sippin’ and a laughin’ neath the cottonwood tree

The cottonwood tree, the cottonwood tree
A sippin’ and a laughin’ neath the cottonwood tree
A sippin’ and a laughin’ neath the cottonwood tree

Verse 4:
Oh several years later, one fair morning
He brought her there and he took a knee
Asked dear Kim his wife to be
He tackled him and kissed him neath thecottonwood tree

The cottonwood tree, the cottonwood tree
Cryin’ and a kissin’ neath the cottonwood tree
Cryin’ and a kissin’ neath the cottonwood tree

Verse 5:
They went together every Sunday eve
Singin hymns and whistling
Their hair turned white, but her eyes stayed green
Their love it bloomed like their cottonwood tree

The cottonwood tree, the cottonwood tree
Their love it bloomed like their cottonwood tree
Their love it bloomed like their cottonwood tree

Verse 6:
The day she died he felt so had he
Layin’ on the roots she was six feet deep
Cried and he hollered til he fell asleep
All curled up neath their cottonwood tree

The cottonwood tree, the cottonwood tree
Curled up, shiverin’ neath their cottonwood tree
Curled up, shiverin’ neath their cottonwood tree

Verse 7:
He went to heaven not long after she
Laid next to her in the place they’d meet
If you trod by the river near that place you’ll see
Two headstones neath the cottonwood tree
Two headstones neath that cottonwood tree

The cottonwood tree, the cottonwood tree
Two headstones neath the cottonwood tree
A love so sweet neath the cottonwood tree
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