Yellow Bird began as a Choucoune – a 19th century Haitian song . The original song was composed by Michel Mauléart Monton with the lyrics written by Oswald Durand from a poem. The popular calypso style arrangement that we know today was created for the Norman Luboff Choir. The lyrics for this new setting were written by Academy Award winning song writers, Alan and Marilyn Bergman. Norman Luboff’s ‘Yellow Bird’ was recorded on Calypso Holiday in 1957.
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Lyrics for Yellow Bird
Up high in banana tree,
You sit all alone like me
Did your lady frien’,
Leave de nest again?
Dat is very sad,
Make me feel so bad,
You can fly away,
In the sky away,
You’re more lucky dan me.
More lyrics on Kididdles.com
Guitar Chords for Yellow Bird
You can get the guitar chords for Yellow Bird as recorded by the Kingston Trio on Ultimate-Guitar.com. The chords are in D Major, but you can transpose them to any key that works best for your, and they’re an auto-scroll feature so you can easily read the lyric and guitar chords from your phone.
Video for Yellow Bird
Check out this video for Yellow Bird as recorded by the Kingston Trio on YouTube.com.
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