The Hanging Tree – Hunger Games

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The Hanging Tree is a song from the 2014 Film The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 1. It is sung by Jennifer Lawrence who is the actress who played the part of Katniss Everdeen in all The Hunger Games films. With lyrics written by Suzanne Collins (author), composed by Wesley Schultz (of The Lumineers) and performed by James Newton Howard Howard The Hanging Tree did well in music charts across the globe and achieved over a million digital sales.

In the film, The Hanging Tree is a song Katniss learned from her father before he died and becomes an anthem of the Revolution against The Capitol.

Backing Track

THE HANGING TREE - JAMES NEWTON HOWARD (HUNGER GAMES)
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The Hanging Tree

Song Lyrics

(not the same as in the book as written by Suzanne Collins)

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

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

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree?
Wear a necklace of rope [hope],
Side by side with me.
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met 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 be
If we met at midnight
In the hanging tree.

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

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