CLOSE THE SHUTTERS, WILLIES DEAD
 
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Close the shutters, Willie's dead, whom we loved so dear
Like a dream his spirit fled from our home so sad and drear
When the Springtime flowers were blooming and the happy birds sang sweet
Angel called him to their home up in heaven where we shall meet.

Chorus: Close the shutters, Willie's gone
Hope with him has fled
From our home so sad and lone
Close the shutters, Willie's dead.

Close the shutters, Willie's dead, gone in childhood's bloom
Pillowed now his little head in the cold and silent tomb
O'er the grave the daisies blossom where his little form is laid
And the murmuring streamlet plays 'neath the willow's quiet shade.

Chorus: Close the shutters, Willie's gone
Hope with him has fled
From our home so sad and lone
Close the shutters, Willie's dead.


Close the shutters, Willie's dead, death has claimed him now
Never more his smile will shedsunshine on poor Mother's brow
She is almost broken hearted and our home is sad today
Life has lost it's hope and joy since our Willie's gone away.

Chorus: Close the shutters, Willie's gone
Hope with him has fled
From our home so sad and lone
Close the shutters, Willie's dead.
 
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Words and Music by James E. Stewart - 1875
Performed by The Christy Minstrels
Performed by The Mohawk Minstrels
 
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