George Gershwin, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Little Jazz Bird cover

Little Jazz Bird
by & Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
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Song Meaning
Verse 1
Into a cabaret
One fatal day
A little songbird flew
Found it so very gay
He thought he'd stay
Just to get a bird's eye view
Verse 2
When he heard the jazz band playing
He was happy as a lark
To each measure he kept swaying
And he stayed 'til after dark
Verse 3
Then back to the land he knew
Thrilled through and through
He sailed on in the air
Called all the other birds
And in these words
Started gurgling then and there
Verse 4
I'm a little jazz bird
And I'm telling you to be one too
For a little jazz bird
Is in heaven when it's singin' blue
Verse 5
I say it with regret
But you're out of date
You ain't heard nothing yet
'Til you syncopate
Verse 6
When the going is rough
You will find your troubles all have flown
If you warble your stuff
Like the moanin' of a saxophone
Verse 7
Just try my recipe
And I'm sure you'll agree
That a little jazz bird
Is the only kind of bird to be
Verse 8
I say it with regret
But you're out of date
You ain't heard nothing yet
'Til you syncopate
Verse 9
When the going is rough
You will find your troubles all have flown
If you warble your stuff
Like the moanin' of a saxophone
Verse 10
Just try my recipe
And I'm sure you'll agree
That a little jazz bird
Is the only kind of bird to be

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