add artist photo
Joan Baez
Add Explanation
Add Meaning
Joan Baez

Trees They Do Grow High lyrics

$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Joan Baez – Trees They Do Grow High lyrics

The trees they grow high,
The leaves they do grow green
Many is the time my true love I've seen
Many an hour I have watched him all alone
He's young,
But he's daily growing

Father, dear father,
You've done me great wrong
You have married me to a boy who is too young
I'm twice twelve and he is but fourteen
He's young,
But he's daily growing

Daughter, dear daughter,
I've done you no wrong
I have married you to a great lord's son
He'll make a lord for you to wait upon
He's young,
But he's daily growing

Father, dear father, if you see fit
We'll send him to college for one year yet
I'll tie blue ribbons all around his head
To let the maidens know that he's married

One day I was looking o'er my father's castle wall
I spied all the boys aplaying with the ball
My own true love was the flower of them all
He's young, but he's daily growing

At the age of fourteen, he was a married man
At the age of fifteen, the father of a son
At the age of sixteen, his grave it was green
And death had put an end to his growing



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/joan_baez/trees_they_do_grow_high.html

  • Email
  • Correct

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.

      Featuredlyrics

      Explain