The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #406 Message #1030
02-Jan-97 - 11:18 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: If I Were a Blackbird
Subject: RE: Lyric request
Just a note: the original versions of this traditional song were sung from the woman's point of view; Andy Stewart of Silly Wizard wrote one or two additional verses, changed the sex of the singer and copyrighted it as "his" song. It's a lovely song, no matter which version you sing, but be care- ful with the attribution if you're performing it...