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Thread #19530 Message #3773128
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
16-Feb-16 - 12:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Thou Poor Bird: A lovely, simple round...
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thou Poor Bird: A lovely, simple round...
Here are the words from the 1867 book which Jim Dixon (bless him) linked above.
Thou, poor bird, mourn'st the tree
where lately thou didst warble in thy
I made a MIDI and modernized the words to
Ah, poor bird, mourn the tree
where lately you did warble in your
Ever since my sis-in-law, a teacher of English as a second language, pointed out to me that English speakers cheerfully pile up consonants which other people may find impossible, I have looked for such clusters.
Consider "mournst the" rnstth
"didst warble" dstw