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Thread #167892   Message #4054971
Posted By: GUEST,harpgirl
24-May-20 - 11:58 PM
Thread Name: Folk songs about birdsong...?
Subject: RE: Folk songs about birdsong...?
Well, there’s this...
WEB OF BIRDSONG
By Hilda Conkling (first verse, as "Promise") and Bob Coltman (remaining verses and tune):

If you will weave me a web of birdsong from the thrush or the linnet,
Then you shall have my heart and hand and all the love there's in it,
If you will weave me a scallop-shell, purple as violets in May,
I'll belong to you and only you, and never go away.

If you will buy me a green grass basket to carry our hearts' love in,
Then you shall have the love I bear to lock with a silver pin,
If you will buy me a cloak of kisses to cover on a rainy day,
I'll belong to you and only you and never go away.

If you will build me a stout strong boat to sail on the waters so wide,
Then I shall sail the seas of love and you shall ride inside,
If you will build me a house of moonbeams that stands in a sunny day,
I'll belong to you and only you, and never go away.

If you will love me more than fully, and longer than forever,
Then we two shall married be by a knot that none can sever,
If you will love me in the night and love me in the day,
I'll belong to you and only you, and never go away.

Or type a bird name in the search box...crows, whipoorwills, pelicans, etc


Love, harpgirl