The Singing Bird (Willem Verkaik)

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  • (Posted 2015-03-30)  CPDL #34942:        (Finale 2004)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2015-03-30).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The Singing Bird
Composer: Willem Verkaik

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAA
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1990


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Original text and translations

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1.I have seen the lark soar high at morn' to sing up in the blue
I have heard the blackbird pipe his tune, the thrush and linnet too
But none of them can sing so sweet, my singing bird as you,
Ah My singing bird as you.

2.If I could lure my singing bird from its own cosy nest
If I could catch my singing bird I would warm it on my breast.
And on my heart my singing bird would sing itself to rest
Ah Would sing itself to rest.

3.Oh I will climb a high, high tree and rock the wild birds nest,
And I'll bring back my singing bird to the arms that I love best.
For there's none of them can sing so sweet my singing bird as you.
Ah My singing bird as you.