Jessica Williams, jazz pianist, composer
"What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea." — Mahatma Gandhi

The Hanging Tree

Sung by Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games"

Who wrote it?

Songwriters: Suzanne Collins / James Newton Howard / Jeremy C Fraites / Wesley Keith Schultz, The Hanging Tree lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

Why did she sing it?

Find out here from Jennifer Lawrence:

https://www.bustle.com/articles/50622-mockingjay-part-1-song-the-hanging-trees-deep-rooted-meaning

What are the words?

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
They strung up a man
They say who murdered three
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at mid-night
In the hanging tree

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where dead man called out
For his love to flee
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at mid-night
In the hanging tree

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where I told you to run
So we'd both be free
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at mid-night
In the hanging tree

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Wear a necklace of hope
Side by side with me
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at mid-night
In the hanging tree

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where I told you to run
So we'd both be free
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at mid-night
In the hanging tree

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where they strung up a man
They say who murdered three
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at mid-night
In the hanging tree

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where dead man called out
For his love to flee
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at mid-night
In the hanging tree

 

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