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BIG OLE WILLOW TREE

Tom Rankin / Will Kimbrough

How long, how long, how long I realize
How long it’s gonna take for me to know
What I done is gone
That’s pain and sorrow’s song
How long before I find a place to be

I done the best I could
Done all that I should
But the man he come and took some parts away
I used to be so whole
Been robbed some of my soul
Harder now for me to fun and play

Oh Lord these reflections
Why you do these things
Something weren’t in balance
Losing of my friends
My brothers they be gone now
To where believe I see
Right where they belong
That big ole willow tree

That big ole willow tree
That big ole willow tree
Take me to that special place
Don’t cry too much for me
Gather up my bones
Finally let me free
Take me to that special place
That big ole willow tree

I’ve knuckled down but buckled
This load has been mine
Got turned around and lost
In an empty space of time
I’ve walked upon the water
Or where it used to be
I found what I was looking for
That big ole willow tree

That big ole willow tree
That big ole willow tree
Take me to that special place
Don’t cry too much for me
Gather up my bones
Finally let me free
Take me to that special place
That big ole willow tree
Take me to that special place
That big ole willow tree

© 2018 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Will Kimbrough Music (BMI)

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from SW​:​S Retreat October 2018, released November 11, 2018

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