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The Hanging Tree (Hunger Games / Mockingjay Arrangement)

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Uploaded on Nov 25, 2011

Fan melody and arrangement of the song "The Hanging Tree" from the novel Mockingjay -- lyrics by Suzanne Collins, melody/arrangement/vocals by me. Beautiful artwork by la-chapeliere-folle. :)
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Happy late Thanksgiving, everyone! How was your week? I spent mine eating lots and reading through The Hunger Games trilogy... I'm absolutely obsessed.

"The Hanging Tree" appears in the final novel in the series, as a haunting song that Katniss sings for the mockingjays. When I first read these lyrics, I couldn't shake the melody that immediately popped into my head — I had to arrange and record it! I tried to give it as accurate of a mood as I could, and I played around with the mockingjay harmonies that Katniss mentions to stay true to the feel of the novel.

This is a fairly disturbing song (as is its context in the novel) but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless. I truly find this story inspiring. Thanks for listening! :)

(Also, because I'm certain people will comment on this, I am aware that the book says "be" and not "seem" - I changed this wording because I personally thought the alliteration came easier when sung! Hopefully you guys are cool with that, haha.) x


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[[ LYRICS: ]]

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where they strung up a man they say murdered three?
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it seem
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree.

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where the dead man called out for his love to flee?
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it seem
If we met up at midnight 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 seem
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree.

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Wear a necklace of rope, side by side with me...
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it seem
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree.


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Beautiful artwork used is by ~la-chapeliere-folle of deviantART!
(Original Image: http://la-chapeliere-folle.deviantart... )

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