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Shoo all 'er birds you be so black, When I lay down to have a nap. Shoo arlo arlo arlo arlo arlo arlo arlo arlo birds. Hi shoo all 'er birds! Out of master's ground into Tom Tucker's ground, Out of Tom Tucker's ground into Luke Coles's ground Out of Luke Coles's ground into Bill Veater's ground. Shoo arlo arlo arlo arlo arlo arlo arlo arlo birds. Ha! Ha!
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "Bird Scarer's song", 1976 [voice and harp], from 8 Folk Song Arrangements, no. 8. [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La chanson de l'épouvantail à oiseaux", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Vogelscheuchenlied", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Virginia Knight
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Pschtt ! tous les oiseaux, vous êtes si noirs, Quand je m'allonge pour faire une petite sieste. Pschtt ! hou ! hou ! hou ! hou ! hou ! hou ! hou ! hou ! les oiseaux ! Pschtt ! tous les oiseaux ! Hors du terrain du maître dans celui de Tom Tucker, Hors du terrain de Tom Tucker dans celui de Luke Coles, Hors du terrain de Luke Coles dans celui de Bill Veater. Pschtt ! hou ! hou ! hou ! hou ! hou ! hou ! hou ! hou ! les oiseaux ! Ha ! Ha !
- Translation from English to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
This text was added to the website: 2015-08-29
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