Ah, Poor Bird

Ah poor bird

Take thy flight

High above the sorrows of this sad night.


I recall this round from years at Girl Scout camp, a fine source for group singing. It dates to Elizabethan times, but its actual origins are unknown.  I found this video of it on YouTube, done by a music teacher for his students. As BA is a former scout, camp director, and retired music teacher and recorder player, this is fun for me. Enjoy!


For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Bird

5 thoughts on “Ah, Poor Bird

  1. A few years ago, an artist in residence did a madrigal with my class. The lyrics are insane, but the song is beautiful. Hopefully you can see the link. NO this is not my class. I teach sixth graders, but they sang it beautifully!

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