The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19530 Message #3093749
Posted By: GUEST,Chris
12-Feb-11 - 08:49 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Thou Poor Bird: A lovely, simple round...
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thou Poor Bird: A lovely, simple round...
I had a discussion last night with my singing friends about the meaning of the first line. One of them was saying that the tree mourns the bird. But surely, the bird mourns the tree, right? It says "mourn'st" and the sentence wouldn't make sense anyway, and the rest of the song seems to be about the bird having lost an anchor, not about the tree longing for the freedom of the bird.