THE LITTLE BIRD
(aka This Little Bird)

By John D Loudermilk
1961 Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.

There's a little bird that somebody sends
Down to the earth to live on the wind
Born on the wind and he sleeps on the wind
This little bird that somebody sends

He's light and fragile, and feathered sky blue
So thin and graceful, the sun shines through
This little bird that lives on the wind
This little bird that somebody sends

He flys* so high up in the sky out of reach of human eye
And the only time that he touches the ground is when that little bird
Is when that little bird is when that little bird dies

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)

* sic..., that's the way sheet lyric spells it

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