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#### NRaleighLiberal

(60,390 posts)#### Dark n Stormy Knight

(9,974 posts)For my money. not in the same league as Blackbird or And Your Bird Can Sing, but many Macca fans would disagree.

#### KatyMan

(4,269 posts)A bird with a song in its title?

#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)I think there was a 1950s song of the same title.

#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)OK. Looked it up. Eagle and Hawk.

#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)I bet there are a ton of jazz songs on account of Charlie Parker.

#### samnsara

(18,176 posts)love white bird!!!!

#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)One of my favorites, and I almost forgot it

#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)Neil Diamond did a bunch of songs for this really dumb movie, and one of them was called Flight of the Gull. I admit I had to look it up, and I only thought of it because a girl I was dating made me sit through it. Twice!

#### FrankfurtCat

(1,213 posts)#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)I remember this as "On the Wings of a Snow White Dove" because it was covered by some popular female singer from Canada, Ann somebody, and my parents played it 30 times a day. Ann Murray. Pretty sure it was her.

#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)#### lastlib

(24,543 posts)#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)Saw him perform at the Grand Old Opry, although he didn't do this song.

#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)From a very weird time. They were known for their big hit Incense and Peppermints, which played incessantly on the juke box in high school.

#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)And covered by many others, Hendrix, Doors, etc.

#### In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)#### red dog 1

(28,954 posts)I still love it!

#### FrankfurtCat

(1,213 posts)#### JudyM

(29,491 posts)#### missingthebigdog

(1,233 posts)#### BuddyCa

(99 posts)#### ghostsinthemachine

(3,569 posts)Incredible version.

#### skylucy

(3,822 posts)#### LuvLoogie

(7,484 posts)#### starshine00

(531 posts)#### red dog 1

(28,954 posts)Hey, bird dog get away from my quail

Hey, bird dog you're on the wrong trail

Bird dog you better leave my lovey-dove alone

Hey, bird dog get away from my chick

Hey, bird dog you better get away quick

Bird dog you better find a chicken little of your own

#### JenniferJuniper

(4,537 posts)Big hit for them though

#### The Velveteen Ocelot

(119,646 posts)People have been writing songs about birds for centuries, for example:
*Chant des Oiseaux* (Clement Janequin, 1485 – 1558)
*The Silver Swan* (Orlando Gibbons, 1583 –1625)
*Il blanco e dolci cigno* (Jacob Arcadelt, 1505 – 1568)
*Like as the Doleful Dove * (Thomas Tallis, 1505 – 1585)

#### red dog 1

(28,954 posts)Looks like Jacob Arcadelt and Thomas Tallis had something in common (birth year)

#### The Velveteen Ocelot

(119,646 posts)#### 2naSalit

(91,434 posts)#### JDC

(10,408 posts)Bob Marley

#### ret5hd

(21,233 posts)#### HoosierDebbie

(360 posts)Fly Like an Eagle

Wings of a Dove

Red Red Robin

Kookaburra (Sits in the Old Gum Tree)

#### red dog 1

(28,954 posts)(That one takes me back)

Welcome to DU!

#### mainstreetonce

(4,178 posts)Harry Bellafonte

#### nuxvomica

(12,808 posts)#### FuzzyRabbit

(2,064 posts)Recorded in 1963

#### Dark n Stormy Knight

(9,974 posts)#### FrankfurtCat

(1,213 posts)Great list!

#### Dark n Stormy Knight

(9,974 posts)I thought Doves Cry must be on the list, but I did a page search to recheck before I posted.

#### Warpy

(112,983 posts)Next door neighbor was going to get rich quick with a lounge act. Main song they rehearsed every single night, theri basement door facing into our kitchen, was "Bye Bye Blackbird." His lead singer pronounced it "Boy Boy Blackboyd." I always wonder where he found her in North Carolina. And why.

#### demmiblue

(37,727 posts)#### unc70

(6,307 posts)#### Runningdawg

(4,576 posts)#### Tom_Foolery

(4,701 posts)#### Ron Obvious

(6,261 posts)Technically, that's not "a" bird, I suppose.

#### missingthebigdog

(1,233 posts)Ain't found a way to kill me yet....

#### pinboy3niner

(53,339 posts)#### red dog 1

(28,954 posts)#### pinboy3niner

(53,339 posts)#### FrankfurtCat

(1,213 posts)#### oasis

(51,422 posts)#### underpants

(185,798 posts)#### Motley13

(3,867 posts)#### 50 Shades Of Blue

(10,747 posts)#### oasis

(51,422 posts)#### IcyPeas

(22,420 posts)#### IcyPeas

(22,420 posts)#### red dog 1

(28,954 posts)(Looks angry)

#### IcyPeas

(22,420 posts)#### JenniferJuniper

(4,537 posts)#### IcyPeas

(22,420 posts)#### Stargleamer

(2,124 posts)#### chelsea0011

(10,115 posts)Am I banned?

#### pinboy3niner

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#### red dog 1

(28,954 posts)#### red dog 1

(28,954 posts)....from ever again singing in public!

(Michael Moore included a short excerpt of this in "Fahrenheit 911"

#### rurallib

(63,049 posts)#### elehhhhna

(32,076 posts)#### pintobean

(18,101 posts)#### ismnotwasm

(42,404 posts)#### Jamaal510

(10,893 posts)#### Buckeye_Democrat

(15,005 posts)#### Lars39

(26,203 posts)#### mindem

(1,580 posts)She's only a bird in a gilded cage,

A beautiful sight to see,

You may think she's happy and free from care,

She's not, though she seems to be,

'Tis sad when you think of her wasted life,

For youth cannot mate with age,

And her beauty was sold,

For an old man's gold,

She's a bird in a gilded cage

Who does that make you think of?

#### red dog 1

(28,954 posts)The song was composed by Arthur J. Lamb and Harry Von Tilzer & became one of the most popular songs of 1900, reportedly selling more than two million copies in sheet music.

Shirley Temple (and many others) did later versions of it.

#### mindem

(1,580 posts)#### Mendocino

(7,652 posts)Buffalo Springfield-Bluebird

Quincy Jones-Foul Owl on the Prowl

Robin Trower-Day of the Eagle

Beatles-Blue Jay Way

#### Botany

(72,075 posts)#### sl8

(16,165 posts)A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover

#### sl8

(16,165 posts)Disco Duck - Rick Dees

I Want a New Duck - Weird Al Yankovic

#### HassleCat

(6,409 posts)#### sl8

(16,165 posts)A Loon - Kristin Hersh

Loon Song - Mountain Man

#### Motley13

(3,867 posts)#### sakabatou

(42,820 posts)#### GoCubsGo

(32,833 posts)#### yankeepants

(1,979 posts)#### VOX

(22,976 posts)#### VOX

(22,976 posts)Produced by George Harrison. Eric Clapton is included in the performing personnel.

#### mnhtnbb

(31,816 posts)#### mahatmakanejeeves

(60,230 posts)The Great Speckled Bird (song)

**The Great Speckled Bird**" is a hymn from the Southern United States whose lyrics were written by the Reverend Guy Smith. It is an allegory referencing Fundamentalist self-perception during the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy. The song is in the form of AABA and has a 12 bar count. It is based on Jeremiah 12 : 9, "Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour." It was recorded in 1936 by Roy Acuff. It was also later recorded by Johnny Cash and Kitty Wells (both in 1959), Pearly Brown (1961), Hank Locklin (1962), Marty Robbins (1966), Lucinda Williams (1978), Bert Southwood (1990), Marion Williams, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

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**Published Versions**

The interpretation as it was meant, is of a mobbing of the false churches against the true Church, the Bride of Christ.

The Great Speckled Bird in these lyrics represents the body of Christ and the song speaks of the rapture of His Church before the Great Tribulation period.

#### Dave Starsky

(5,914 posts)#### Orrex

(63,819 posts)#### ghostsinthemachine

(3,569 posts)Once, during a super bowl party someone screwed up and let me near the stereo. I played this version of the song. About a minute into it, the bird of the house, a cockatiel, started to sing. Loudly, and right along with the music. The birds owner said "I've never seen that bird sing at all, much less like this". I asked her if she knew the name of the song? She said no then I told her "birdsong". Blew her away and she bought the album and played it for that bird everyday. And everyday it wold sing like crazy during the song, but otherwise shut up.

#### ghostsinthemachine

(3,569 posts)#### Chasstev365

(5,191 posts)#### malchickiwick

(1,474 posts)#### lapfog_1

(29,859 posts)#### FuzzyRabbit

(2,064 posts)With Signe Toly Anderson, their original female singer.

#### Yavin4

(35,872 posts)#### marked50

(1,424 posts)#### PufPuf23

(9,233 posts)Is this the same song? Edit to add: This is David Lindley's early group.

#### marked50

(1,424 posts)Rhythm the same but the words are a little different. Think that that was mentioned in the intro to your Kaleidoscope vid. Really like Lindley's work

#### NewDealProgressive

(98 posts)#### PufPuf23

(9,233 posts)This is a different live recording and not the version on albums.

#### Rhiannon12866

(218,870 posts)#### sarge43

(29,121 posts)#### lindysalsagal

(22,141 posts)Jazz. Gorgeous song.

#### turner52

(39 posts)#### GReedDiamond

(5,362 posts)...by my band Green Sparkle Frog.