Bird Walk

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This week Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday theme is “bird,” “fly,” “sky,” and “wing.”  When  I was a kid, a novelty song hit the US and Canadian Country charts.  It was “Tennessee Bird Walk” by the  husband-and-wife duo Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan.  The 1970 single was their second release on the country charts and their most successful single. “Tennessee Bird Walk” went to number one on the country charts.

Lyrics
Take away the trees and the birds
All have to sit upon the ground, uum
Take away their wings and
The birds will have to walk to get around
And take away the bird baths
And dirty birds will soon be ev’rywhere
Take away their feathers and
The birds will walk around in underwear
Take away their chirp and the
Birds will have to whisper when they sing
And take away their common sense and
They’ll be headed southward in the spring
Oh remember my darling
When spring is in the air
And the bald headed birds
Are whisp’ring ev’rywhere
You can see them walking
Southward in their dirty underwear
That’s Tennessee Bird walk
How about some trees so the birds
Won’t have to sit upon the ground, uum
How about some wings so the
Birds won’t have to walk to get around
And how about a bird bath or two
so the birds will all be clean
How about some feathers so their
Underwear no longer can be seen
How about a chirp so the birds
Won’t have to whisper when they sing
And how about some common sense so they
Won’t be blocking traffic in the spring
Oh remember my darling
When spring is in the air
And the bald headed birds
Are whisp’ring ev’rywhere
You can see them walking
Southward in their dirty underwear
That’s Tennessee Bird walk
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: JACK BLANCHARD
Tennessee Bird Walk lyrics © MECHANICAL COPYRIGHT PROTECTION SOCIETY LTD
Video Link: Tennessee Bird Walk

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