Listen to the Mocking Bird

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This is one of those happy songs about death; Merry tune about a loved one in her grave. It is such a catchy tune and fun to sing that it is easy to lose track of the lyrics.

The verse is written unison, with a solo at the beginning of the chorus, followed by a quartette finishing the chorus.

Listen to the Track:

Read the Lyrics:

I’m dreaming now of Hally, sweet hally, sweet Hally;

I’m dreaming now of Hally, For the though of  her is one that never dies;

She’s sleeping in the valley, the valley, the valley;

She’s sleeping in the valley, And the mocking bird is singing where she lies.

CHORUS (solo)

Listen to the mocking bring, Listen to the mocking bird,

The mocking bird still singing o’er her grave;

Listen to the mocking bird, Listen to the mocking bird,

Still singing where the weeping willows wave.

CHORUS (quartette)

Listen to the mocking bring, Listen to the mocking bird,

The mocking bird still singing o’er her grave;

Listen to the mocking bird, Listen to the mocking bird,

Still singing where the weeping willows wave.

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Ah! well I yet remember, remember, remember,

Ah! well I yet remember, When we gather’d in the cotton side by side;

‘Twas in the mild September, September, September,

‘Twas in the mild September, And the mocking bird was singing far and wide.

CHORUS

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