Who Sang My Songbird? Jesse Winchester

Release information
Release Date: 1977
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock
length: 3:42
Lyrics

Winchester

Songbird in a golden cage
She'd prefer the blue
How I crave the liquor of her song

Poor bird who has done no harm
What harm could she do ?
She shall be my prisoner her life long

My songbird wants her freedom
Now don't you think I know ?
But I can't find it in myself
To let my songbird go
I just can't let her go

O Lord, when your jeweler's eye
Peers into my soul
O Lord, I am overcome with shame

Take me, Lord, and purify
Heal me with a word
Lord, I beg a gift I dare not claim

My songbird wants her freedom
Now don't you think I know ?
But I can't find it in myself
To let my songbird go
I just can't let her go


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Nothing but a Breeze
  • 2 My Songbird
  • 3 Seems Like Only Yesterday
  • 4 You Remember Me
  • 5 Twigs and Seeds
  • 6 Gilding the Lily
  • 7 Bowling Green
  • 8 Pourquoi m'aimes-tu pas ?
  • 9 It Takes a Young Girl
  • 10 Rhumba Man

  • Release information
    label: Bearsville Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin