The ousel cock, so black of hue
The ousel cock, so black of hue,
With orange-tawny bill,
The throstle with his note so true,
The wren with little quill.
The finch, the sparrow, and the lark,
The plain-song cuckoo grey,
Whose note full many a man doth mark,
And dares not answer nay.
Translation(s): FRE GER
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Note: used in Matthew King's A Song of Byrds.
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