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Singing Bird

Ireland.
Attributed to the McPeake Family of Belfast.
MIDI


    I have seen the lark soar high at morn,
    Heard his song up in the blue.
    I have heard the blackbird pipe his notes,
    The thrush and linnet too.

       Chorus:
           But there's none of them can sing so sweet,
           My singing bird as you.
           Ah ......., Ah ........,
           My singing bird as you.

    If I could lure my singing bird
    From his own cosy nest,
    If I could catch my singing bird
    I would warm him on my breast.

       Chorus:
           But there's none of them can sing so sweet,
           My singing bird as you.
           Ah ......., Ah ........,
           My singing bird as you.

    Oh, I will climb a high, high tree
    And I'll rob a wild birds nest
    And I'll bring back my singing bird
    To the arms that love him best.

       Chorus
           But there's none of them can sing so sweet,
           My singing bird as you.
           Ah ......., Ah ........,
           My singing bird as you.