The Hanging Tree

"The Hanging Tree" is a song featured in the film "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1." The original key of the song is E minor. It was composed by James Newton Howard, with lyrics written by Suzanne Collins, the author of The Hunger Games book series. The melody of the song is haunting and powerful, with a folk-like quality. The song gained widespread popularity when it was performed by Jennifer Lawrence, who played the protagonist Katniss Everdeen in the film. Interestingly, Jennifer Lawrence was initially hesitant to sing the song herself but eventually decided to record it. Notably, "The Hanging Tree" reached the top 40 charts in several countries, showcasing its widespread appeal.