Bluebird Songs and Poems
Presented by Twinty Karat
Bluebird Song and Poem snippets
A friend gave them a Bluebird book
And ever since they have been hooked.
First a plan and then a house
Put together by a helpful spouse.
– “Bluebird Bob” Walshaw, First Bluebirds, 2002
And when he sings to you, Though you’re deep in blue, You will see a ray of light creep through,
And so remember this, life is no abyss, Somewhere there’s a bluebird of happiness. Life is sweet, tender and complete, when you find the bluebird of happiness.
– Bluebird of Happiness, lyrics by Edward Heyman & Harry Parr Davies, 1934
A bluebird, famous for the scrap of sky
Borne on his back – an indigo so bright
That just a glimpse of his distinctive flight,
All swoop and flurry, captivates the eye …
– George Bradley, “New Yorker”, p. 146, Mar. 19, 2001
Blue skies Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies Do I see
Bluebirds Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds All day long
– Irving Berlin, Blue Skies, 1927
Bluebird flying high,
Tell me what you sing.
If you could talk to me,
What news would you bring
Of voices in the sky?
– The Moody Blues, In Search of the Lost Chord, lyrics from Voices in the Sky, Justin Hayward, 1968
But there be others, happier few, The vagabondish sons of God,
Who know the by-ways and the flowers, And care not how the world may plod.
They idle down the traffic lands, And loiter through the woods with spring;
To them the glory of the earth Is but to hear a bluebird sing.
– From The Mendicants, Bliss Carman (1861–1929)
Five little blue birds, hopping by my door
One went to build a nest, and then there were four.
Four little blue birds singing lustily
One got out of tune, and then there were three
Three little blue birds, and what should one do,
But go in search of dinner, leaving only two.
Two little blue birds singing for fun
One flew away, and then there was one.
One little blue bird sitting in the sun
He took a little nap, and then there was none.
– Children’s Nursery Rhyme
Kentucky Bluebird, I hear your song today
But when I try to touch you, you fly away
– Keith Whitley, Kentucky Bluebird lyrics
Late at night when the wind is still
I’ll come flying through your door,
And you’ll know what love is for.
I’m a bluebird, I’m a bluebird…
– Paul McCartney, Band on the Run, lyrics to Bluebird
Like a bluebird with his heart removed, lonely as a train, I’ve run just as far as I can run.
– How Long, by The Eagles (first verse)
Listen to my bluebird laugh. She can’t tell you why. Deep within her heart, you see, she knows only crying. Just crying. There she sits, a lofty perch. Strangest color blue. Flying is forgotten now. Thinks only of you. Just you. …. Soon she’s going to fly away. Sadness is her own. Reverse of a death of tears and go home, and go home.
– Bluebird by Buffalo Springfield
Mister Bluebird’s on my shoulder, It’s the truth, it’s actual, Ev’rything is satisfactual, Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay,Wonderful feeling, wonderful day…
– from the film The Song of the South, words by Ray Gilbert, 1945
Please excuse my dirty house
I know it is a mess
I don’t have time to clean right now
I have a bluebird nest ….
– Cherie Layton, The Bluebird Nut, 2005
Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where Faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Good Night.
– Elizabeth T. Dillingham, “A Faery Song”
Somewhere the bluebird is singing, And somewhere the skies are blue.
So lift up your head to the skies And be happy
For this is true: Somewhere the bluebird is singing
And winging his way to you.
– Sheet music
The Bluebird, shifting his light load of song
From post to post along the cheerless fence…
– Under the Willows, by James Russell Lowell
There’ll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover, Tomorrow, just you wait and see
There’ll be love and laughter and peace ever after, Tomorrow when the world is free.
– The White Cliffs of Dover, Nat Burton, 1941
There’s a bluebird on your windowsill, There’s a rainbow in your sky, There are happy thoughts, your heart to fill, Near enough to make you cry.
– Elizabeth Clark, Bluebird on Your Windowsill (song)
Where are those little bluebirds?
I ask where did they go?
I’m hoping they’ll surprise me.
I’m hoping that they’ll show.
I’m looking for that flash of blue
Before we get some snow!
– Lorraine Mastalski, 11/7/03
The mockingbird is truly named, for mockingly says he,
“I mimic birds you’d never hear, if it were not for me.”
These are birds that won’t be found in your places strifed and harrowed,
you’ve overbuilt, overrun, so overly house-sparrowed.
You’ve never heard, so never miss, a plaintive bluebird sing.
But more than birds, entire worlds, have fled upon the wing.
– Henry Smith
“There’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
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