Willie The Weeper

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lyrics

Folks have you ever heard the story of Willie the Weeper
His occupation was a chimney sweeper
He had a dreamin’ habit and he had it bad
Listen and I’ll tell you bout the dream he had
Dreamed he had a barrel of diamond rings and money
Mamas by the score to love and call him honey
Everywhere he went the people all would say
There’s the guy that put the B in old Broadway

So tell me what would you do
If you could have all your dreams come true
Well something tells me you'd lock the door 
Like Willie the Weeper
And you cry for more

Met the diamond horse and caught the Picadilly 
Told the people now that it belonged to Willie
Kicked it with the King of France and made him rave
Called him uncle George said you need a shave
Rambled into Paris on a golded wheel sleeper
Thats where the absinthe flows a little deeper
Make it to the big parade and got the ranks
Tipped the pageant queen a half a million franks

So tell me what would you do?
If you could have all your dreams come true
Well something tells me you'd lock the door 
Like Willie the weeper
And you cry for more

credits

from Follow Me Under, released September 21, 2018
Clarinet and vocals: Aidan Ward
Piano and additional vocals: Ben Einstein
Trombone and additional vocals: Lindsay Alexis
Bass and additional vocals: Derek Burle
Drums: Taylor Moxon

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