—— folk family and jam

singing bird

I have seen the lark so high at noon
heard his song up in the blue
I have heard the blackbird pipe his note
the thrush and the linnet too
  But there's none of them can sing as sweet
  my singing bird as you
  there's none of them can sing as sweet
 my singing bird as you

If I could lower my singing bird
from his own cosy nest
If I could catch my singing bird
I'd warm him on my breast

I shall climb a high high tree
and I shall rob that wild bird's nest
and bring my singing bird 
to the arms that love him the best

From    Dave, obviously

Well, Sinead O'Connor did it in 2002.  Dave did it in 1965.  And what I wonder is a singing bird supposed to be.