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Thread #19530 Message #3772937
Posted By: GUEST,Rachel
15-Feb-16 - 02:18 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Thou Poor Bird: A lovely, simple round...
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thou Poor Bird: A lovely, simple round...
Barbara, you asked (wow, 16 years ago!) what other rounds get paired with "Ah poor bird," "Hey ho nobody home," and "Rose." In my family, we often added (to a similar tune that diverges the farthest in the final phrase):
We have gathered
from the hills and factories
Trying to understand
this great wide world.
Interestingly, I see no mention of this one anywhere on Mudcat or in a quick Google search, and I know nothing of its origins!