I came to town to search for gold And I brought with me a memory And I seemed to hear the night winds cry Go hang your dreams on the hanging tree Your dreams of love that will never be Hang your faded dreams on the hanging tree. I searched for gold, and I found my gold And I found a girl who loved just me and I wished that I could love her, too But I left my heart on the hanging tree, Left my heart with a memory And my faded dreams on the hanging tree. Now there were men who craved my gold And meant to take my gold from me Where man is gone he needs no gold So they carried me to the hanging tree To join my dreams and a memory Yes, they carried me to the hanging tree. To really live you must almost die And it happened just that way with me They took my gold and set me free And I walked away from the hanging tree I walked away from the hanging tree And my own true love, she walked with me. That's when I knew that the hanging tree Is the tree of life, new life for me The tree of hope, new hope for me, The tree of love, new love for me, The hanging tree the hanging tree the hanging tree.
writers: JERRY LIVINGSTON, MACK DAVID
copyright: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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