The Wailing of the Willow Lyrics - Percy Faith

Percy Faith Black Magic Woman cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1971
length: 3:40
composer: Ian Freebairn‐Smith, Harry Nilsson
Listen to the wailing of the willows,
Listen to me crying on my pillow
Crying cause I know my love is gone from me

Living in a world of different places,
Looking at a million different faces
Yet I see a face in every face I see
Love must lack a sense of humor,

It laughs when other people cry
Love, would love to hear the rumor,
That you and I have finally said goodbye

I know that every heart was made for breaking
And my love was ready for the takin',
Still I won't complain for someday love will call again

Must I take a memory as a token,
To replace a heart that love has broken
Will the wailing willow always weep for me
Must I see a face in every place I see
Listen to the wailing of the willow tree

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Magic Woman
  • 2 Sun King
  • 3 Big Yellow Taxi
  • 4 If
  • 5 Reza (Ray-Za)
  • 6 The Wailing of the Willow
  • 7 Viva Tirado
  • 8 Oye Como Va
  • 9 Wave
  • 10 Never Can Say Goodbye
  • 11 Très