Who Sang The Magpie? Donovan

Donovan A Gift From a Flower to a Garden cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1967-12
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Folk
length: 1:32
composer: Donovan
lyricist: Donovan
The Magpie is a most illustrious bird
dwells in a diamond tree
one brings sorrow and one brings joy
sorry and joy for me

The Magpie is a most royal bird
black and blue as night
I would that I had feathers three
black and blue and white

I saw the gentle Magpie bird
in the dusky yestereve
one brings sorrow and one brings joy
sorrow and joy for me....
sorrow and joy for me....

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wear Your Love Like Heaven
  • 2 Mad John’s Escape
  • 3 Skip-a-Long Sam
  • 4 Sun
  • 5 There Was a Time
  • 6 Oh Gosh
  • 7 Little Boy in Corduroy
  • 8 Under the Greenwood Tree
  • 9 The Land of Doesn’t Have to Be
  • 10 Someone Singing
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Song of the Naturalist’s Wife
  • 2 The Enchanted Gypsy
  • 3 Voyage Into the Golden Screen
  • 4 Isle of Islay
  • 5 The Mandolin Man and His Secret
  • 6 Lay of the Last Tinker
  • 7 The Tinker and the Crab
  • 8 Widow With Schawl (A Portrait)
  • 9 The Lullaby of Spring
  • 10 The Magpie
  • 11 Starfish-on-the-Toast
  • 12 Epistle to Derroll