Sung by: Mrs. Bowen Stuart
Recorded in Banner, AR 8/11/62

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"Come, come, little bird, come to me;
I have a cage all ready for thee.
Pretty bright flowers I'll bring to you,
Red ripe cherries all wet with dew."

"No, no, little boy, I can't come there,
Rather fly around in the fresh cool air.
Snug little nest in an old oak tree
Is better than a golden cage for me."

All Songs Recorded by John Quincy Wolf, Jr., unless otherwise noted

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Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas
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