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Lyr Req/Add: A Special Night (Don Besig)

Robert 17 Dec 99 - 02:27 PM
MMario 17 Dec 99 - 04:03 PM
Melbert 17 Dec 99 - 04:44 PM
Susan of DT 17 Dec 99 - 04:50 PM
Robert 20 Dec 99 - 02:14 PM
GUEST 06 Nov 08 - 08:37 PM
GUEST,Gerry (channeling Lewis Carroll) 07 Nov 08 - 01:15 AM
GUEST,Jacob Ken-Hui Tan 22 Nov 08 - 03:23 PM
GUEST,Guest 25 Nov 08 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,Maye, who is singing this in choir. 05 Nov 09 - 05:22 PM
GUEST,kiwi girl 15 Nov 10 - 11:52 PM
GUEST,kiwi girl 15 Nov 10 - 11:55 PM
GUEST,Choir Boy 16 Dec 10 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,Eliza 17 Dec 10 - 10:59 AM
GUEST,tracey. guest 15 Jul 11 - 02:57 AM
GUEST 25 Aug 11 - 11:46 AM
GUEST,Eliza 25 Aug 11 - 04:24 PM
GUEST,ubique 20 Sep 11 - 11:08 PM
GUEST 03 Jul 12 - 03:26 PM
EBarnacle 03 Jul 12 - 06:00 PM
GUEST,Sonya Delamere 21 Jul 12 - 03:59 PM
GUEST 08 Aug 12 - 03:25 PM
GUEST,Jes 08 Apr 13 - 11:33 PM
Joe Offer 09 Apr 13 - 01:00 AM
GUEST 15 Sep 14 - 07:14 AM
GUEST,Big A 15 Sep 14 - 07:33 AM
GUEST 05 Oct 14 - 11:24 AM
maeve 05 Oct 14 - 11:41 AM
GUEST,GUEST 17 Dec 14 - 12:24 PM
GUEST 19 Dec 14 - 08:23 AM
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Subject: Little bird flying high
From: Robert
Date: 17 Dec 99 - 02:27 PM

I'm trying to locate the title and words to an old children song. I've searched litterally everywhere for it and to no luck. I hope somebody out there can help. This is the only words that i can come up with "little bird flying high... flying so softly (or gracefully) across the winter sky"


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 99 - 04:03 PM

we used to do one

High above the sky I go
flying through the sky I go
High above the way below, (way below)
Bird and I above the way below


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: Melbert
Date: 17 Dec 99 - 04:44 PM

Little bird, flying high
drops a message from the sky.
Angry farmer wipes his eye.
"Bloody good job cows can't fly!".

(I did have a very wierd childhood!)


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: Susan of DT
Date: 17 Dec 99 - 04:50 PM

Little birdie in the sky
Why you do that in my eye?
I no baby, I no cry
I only glad elephants no fly


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: Robert
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 02:14 PM

Thanks for trying to help, but its not the one. I'll just have to keep on trying.


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 08:37 PM

Did you ever find this song? I'm looking for it also!
    Little lamb, white as snow,
    watching the sky from the valley down below.
    Please won't you tell me, why is it so?
    Is there something special you want me to know?

    Little lamb, little star shining bright tell me what is so special tonight?


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST,Gerry (channeling Lewis Carroll)
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 01:15 AM

Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a teatray in the sky.


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST,Jacob Ken-Hui Tan
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 03:23 PM

The song is called "A special Night" I'm not sure who it's by, but I have the sheet music at home, and though it has been almost 9 years since your original post, I'll post it for you by Monday Morning.

Yours,
Ken-Hui


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 01:54 PM

As mentioned by Jacob, the song "A special night", is a Christmas song written by Don Besig. If you want to purchase it, I've had great success with Day Murray Music on-line. It's a beautiful song, and have had two choirs sing it for different performances. Good luck!


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST,Maye, who is singing this in choir.
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 05:22 PM

Little bird... flying high... Gliding so silently across the winter skyy! Little star... Shining bright, lighting his way on this cold winters' night. Please won't you tell me... why is it so? Is there something special you want me to know~? *OOOOooo ooOOOOOO* Little lamb, white as snow, watching the sky from the valley down below~ Little lamb, all alone, try to beliiieve what a joy we have known! Now we can tell you the good news we bring, in a humble stable is born a king. a gift of God, who is sent from above to bring us peace and love. *OOOOooo ooOOOOOO* Angels in heaven sing of his birth... (I lost it there)


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST,kiwi girl
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 11:52 PM

It's a song I'm singing in my choir called Silent Night.
and it goes: little bird, flying high,flying so peacefully across the winter sky..


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST,kiwi girl
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 11:55 PM

oops...i mean special night

and it went flying so silently across the winter sky..


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST,Choir Boy
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 10:57 AM

The name of the song is "A Special Night" by Don Besig. Hope that helps...


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 10:59 AM

I remember something similar when learning to play the recorder in the fifties:-

Little bird, I have heard, what a merry song you sing,
Flying high in the sky on your tiny wing.
Jesus' little ones are we, and he loves us you and me.
As we share in his care, we will happy be.

A bit mawkish, but we were only seven!


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST,tracey. guest
Date: 15 Jul 11 - 02:57 AM

i played this on recorder too approx 1968 can still remember the notes and how to play it!!!


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Aug 11 - 11:46 AM

LITTLE BIRD, I HAVE HEARD, WHAT A MERRY SONG YOU SING
SOARING HIGH, IN THE SKY, ON YOUR TINY WING
ALL THE DAY, LAMBS AT PLAY, IN THE FIELDS WHERE DAISIES GROW
SKIP ABOUT, IN AND OUT, THEY ARE HAPPY SO.

ALL GODS LITTLE ONES ARE WE
AND HE LOVES US ??????????
???????????????
???????????????
WE ARE HAPPY SO.

The ???? means these are words I have forgotten. Haven't sung this for about 55 years so not bad in the memory dept.


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 25 Aug 11 - 04:24 PM

In the late fifties, Ffyfes bananas were giving away a plastic banana-shaped thing, it had eight holes I think, and a terrible tone. I drove my parents mad playing 'Little Bird' on it. Does anyone else remember those plastic banana whistles? (Wish I'd kept it, quite a fun item nowadays!)


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST,ubique
Date: 20 Sep 11 - 11:08 PM

Little birdie flying high,
dropped a message from the sky,
and as I wipe it from my eye,
I thank The Lord that cows don't fly.


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 03:26 PM

At school in the 60s we sang a hymn, the lyrics

Little bird, I have heard, what a merry song you sing.
Flying high in the sky, on your tiny wing
Jesus little ones are we, and he loves us you and me,
As we share in his care
We shall happy be


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: EBarnacle
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 06:00 PM

My brother's variant was:

Birdie, birdie, in the sky,
Why'd you do that in my eye?


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST,Sonya Delamere
Date: 21 Jul 12 - 03:59 PM

I can remember these lines from the 50s but would love to hear if anyone has any further verses -

Little bird, I have heard
What a merry song you sing
Soaring high in the sky
On your tiny wing

Jesu's little friends are we
And He loves us, you and me
As we fly to the sky
We must happy be

- as near as I can remember


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Subject: RE: Help: Little bird flying high
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 12 - 03:25 PM

My grandmother (born 1897) used to sing this song (although she would sing 'what a pretty song you sing'). I believe she learned it at school, so it is from the Edwardian era (at least).


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Subject: ADD: A Special Night
From: GUEST,Jes
Date: 08 Apr 13 - 11:33 PM

The song is called "A Special Night."

A SPECIAL NIGHT
(Don Besig)

Little bird, flying high,
gliding so silently across the winter sky.
Little star, shining bright,
lighting his way on this cold winter night,
Please, won't you tell me: Why is it so?
Is there something special you want me to know?
Little bird, little star shining bright,
tell me what is so special tonight!
Little lamb, white as snow,
watching the sky from the valley down below;
Little lamb, all alone,
try to believe what a joy we have known.
Now we can tell you the good news we bring.
In a humble stable is born a King.
Gift of God, sent from above
to bring us peace and love.
Angels in heaven sing of his birth:
"Glory in the highest, and peace here on earth!"
Tiny child, born on this night
will teach us love, He will make things right,
He will bring us peace and light!

Hopes this helps out~!


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Little bird flying high (Don Besig)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Apr 13 - 01:00 AM

Gee, a 1999 request, answered in 2013. It's not a record, but it's darn close. Thank you very much, Jes.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Little bird flying high (Don Besig)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 14 - 07:14 AM

Skip about, skip about, skip about where daisies grow
flying high to the sky on your tiny wings

That's all folks :))


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Little bird flying high (Don Besig)
From: GUEST,Big A
Date: 15 Sep 14 - 07:33 AM

Little bird what a merry song you sing, flying high to the sky on your tiny wings
skip about, skip about, skip about where daisies grow

And that really is all I have


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Little bird flying high (Don Besig)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 11:24 AM

My version from circa 1940 :

Verse:

Little bird, I have heard
What a merry song you sing
Soaring high, to the sky
On your tiny wing

Chorus :

Jesus little ones are we
And he loves us you and me
As we share, in his care
We must happy be

Verse:

All the day, lambs at play
In the field where daisies grow
Skip about, in and out
They are happy so

Chorus as before.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Little bird flying high (Don Besig)
From: maeve
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 11:41 AM

Sound sample available here with some of the melody: http://www.allmusic.com/album/a-special-night-mw0002231961

Sheet music here.

Sung by a middle school chorus: "A Special Night"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: A Special Night (Don Besig)
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 14 - 12:24 PM

To address a bit of confusion here: the song "little bird, I have heard..." is different to "a special night". It's the one I remember (I don't think I've ever heard A Speoial Night before) and the tune is the same as a German folk song, Handschen Klein
Here's a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRiqL7S3yXg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: A Special Night (Don Besig)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Dec 14 - 08:23 AM

I too have looked for this song for a long time. I remember hearing at midnight mass as a child! Thank you!


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