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There Sits a Bird in Yonder Tree
Words by Rev. C. H. Barham.
Published by Cramer & Co., 1873.



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The lyrics of this song come from Barham's book The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels first published in 1840.

It appears that the song was first published with the title There Sits a Bird in Yonder Tree but subsequently republished by Joseph Williams with the title My Love.

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There sits a bird on yonder tree,
More fond than cushat dove;
There sits a bird on yonder tree
And sings to me of love.
And sings to me of love.
Oh! stoop thee from thine eyrie down;
And nestle thee near my heart.
For the moments fly,
And the hour is nigh,
When thou and I must part,
My love! my love!
When thou and I must part.

Oh! sweet is the breath of morn,
When the sun's first beams appear.
Oh! sweet is the shepherd's strain,
When it dies on the list'ning ear;
It dies on the list'ning ear,
And sweet the soft voice which speaks
The wanderer's welcome home;
But sweeter far,
By yon pale star,
With our true love thus to roam,
My love! My love!
With our own true love to roam!
Rev. C. H. Barham
Rev. C. H. Barham

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