Two Little Dickie Birds

Dickie Birds

Two Little Dickie Birds

Nursery Rhyme


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Have you seen these two missing ducks?

Two Little Dickie Birds is an English Nursery Rhyme.
Two Little Dickie Birds Sitting on a Wall
One named Peter
The other named Paul
Fly away Peter
Fly away Paul
Come Back Peter
Come Back Paul

Two Little Dickie Birds

* A pop version was recorded by Petula Clark in 1951, titled Fly Away Peter, Fly Away Paul.
* The lyrics of the 1975 Jethro Tull song One White Duck / 010 = Nothing At All, make a reference to the nursery rhyme: “So fly away Peter, and fly away Paul, from the fingertip ledge of contentment”.
* the nursery rhyme was included in Sesame Street.

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  1. What is a Dickie Bird, or what does it refer to?

    Yes I know there was a Harold Dennis Bird, commonly known as “Dickie” Bird (born in Barnsley, Yorkshire on April 19, 1933) who is a retired international cricket umpire.

  2. A Dickie bird or dicky bird can have different meanings.
    Go here for a good explanation.

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