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Bird songs

Postby Rorschach » 27 Mar 2021, 18:24

Not the dawn chorus.

And not songs about birds, so no 'Albatross', but songs with variants of the word 'Bird' in the title.
I just realised that this 'category' includes several favourites of mine:

A friend at university decided to free himself of all that tied him down, so he gave away all of his records. I got there too late to get his copy of Exodus and bitched about it for days:.


Also when I was at university, there was an all-night cafe that had a jukebox with this on. I'll always remember this and Paint it, Black echoing out at 3 in the morning as we ate chip butties:


I remember listening to this as I was leaning out of the window of my flat in London with a girl I was falling in love with.

It still makes me catch my breath.


In the earlier days of BCB i would occasionally look up a band that was being discussed, but which I'd never heard of, and then join in the conversation, pretending that i quite liked them. I did that with this bunch of Finns with an unpronounceable name, and Sergi 'Spalding' who happened to have two copies of their greatest hits collection, offered to send me one. I was too embarrassed to refuse. Luckily I really liked them, especially this track. I met him some time later and fessed up. He laughed.


As a child, I was quite the singer. Always took the lead in school shows. Once my voice broke I sounded more like a rat farting down a drain and I haven't improved over the years.
Anyway, this was the song I sang for some sort of badge, as a cub scout.
I always like the line: 'All around the cathedral, the saints and apostles...' Must be my Catholic upbringing:


There are plenty more I like: Surfin' Bird, Blackbird, And Your Bird can Sing, Free Bird etc.but the above are my favourites.

Anybody else like any particular 'Bird' songs?
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Re: Bird songs

Postby mudshark » 27 Mar 2021, 20:23

Bird of the cool.
Sorry...
There's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over

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Re: Bird songs

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 27 Mar 2021, 20:28

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Re: Bird songs

Postby Positive Passion » 27 Mar 2021, 20:31

I love Blackbird
And am very fond of Bluebird

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Re: Bird songs

Postby Flower » 27 Mar 2021, 21:26

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Re: Bird songs

Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Mar 2021, 21:58

"Bird's the Word" is gloriously daft:

"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck

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Re: Bird songs

Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Mar 2021, 21:59

Box Tops could deliver, even in the later years:

"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck

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Re: Bird songs

Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Mar 2021, 22:01

Wonderful lyrics by Box Tops:

Get on up big bird, to my baby's love
Get on up big bird, to my baby's love
Get on up big bird
Cause I got to make it
Just get on up
Cause I got to make it
Get on up
Get on up big bird
Get on up big bird
Get on up big bird
Get on up big bird
"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck

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Re: Bird songs

Postby pcqgod » 27 Mar 2021, 22:26

Q65 "World of Birds"

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Re: Bird songs

Postby C » 27 Mar 2021, 22:29

Skynyrd's Freebird

But one of my faves just with the word 'bird'







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Re: Bird songs

Postby Samoan » 27 Mar 2021, 22:35

Rorschach wrote:.... but songs with variants of the word 'Bird' in the title.
...
Anybody else like any particular 'Bird' songs?


I've always liked this :oops:

Nonsense to the aggressiveness, I've seen more aggression on the my little pony message board......I mean I was told.

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Re: Bird songs

Postby Dr. Baron » 27 Mar 2021, 23:21

GoogaMooga wrote:Wonderful lyrics by Box Tops:

Get on up big bird, to my baby's love
Get on up big bird, to my baby's love
Get on up big bird
Cause I got to make it
Just get on up
Cause I got to make it
Get on up
Get on up big bird
Get on up big bird
Get on up big bird
Get on up big bird


A pedant notes that this is an Eddie Floyd number and a superlative Stax single.
A great nomination for the thread, one way or another.
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Re: Bird songs

Postby GoogaMooga » 28 Mar 2021, 00:09

Dr. Baron wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:Wonderful lyrics by Box Tops:

Get on up big bird, to my baby's love
Get on up big bird, to my baby's love
Get on up big bird
Cause I got to make it
Just get on up
Cause I got to make it
Get on up
Get on up big bird
Get on up big bird
Get on up big bird
Get on up big bird


A pedant notes that this is an Eddie Floyd number and a superlative Stax single.
A great nomination for the thread, one way or another.


Not pedantic at all. Thanks for the correction, Baron, credit where credit's due. :)
"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck

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Re: Bird songs

Postby Muskrat » 28 Mar 2021, 00:48

Doesn’t meet the criterion, but I hate to pass an opportunity to post the amazing Bobby Day record...and a pre Chipmunks David Seville, too.





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Re: Bird songs

Postby Positive Passion » 28 Mar 2021, 06:20

Bird dog by the Everly Bros is wonderfully ludicrous.

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Re: Bird songs

Postby Dr. Baron » 28 Mar 2021, 16:25

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Re: Bird songs

Postby GoogaMooga » 28 Mar 2021, 17:46

My all-time favorite bird song, one of Dennis Wilson's first songs, if not the first:
"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck

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