Who Sang Bird on the Wire? Judy Collins

Judy Collins Who Knows Where the Time Goes cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Leonard Cohen
release date: 1968
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk/Folk Rock
length: 4:38
producer: David Anderle
membranophone: Jim Gordon
piano: Michael Sahl
vocal: Judy Collins
engineer: John Haeny
electric guitar: James Burton
bass: Chris Ethridge
acoustic guitar: Judy Collins
composer: Leonard Cohen
lyricist: Leonard Cohen
Like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a worm on a hook,
Like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee.
If I, if I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it go by.
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you.

Like a baby, stillborn,
Like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
But I swear by this song
And by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee.
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch,
He said to me, "You must not ask for so much."
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
She cried to me, "Hey, why not ask for more?"

Oh like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hello, Hooray
  • 2 Story of Isaac
  • 3 My Father
  • 4 Someday Soon
  • 5 Who Knows Where the Time Goes
  • 6 Poor Immigrant
  • 7 First Boy I Loved
  • 8 Bird on the Wire
  • 9 Pretty Polly