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Leatherwing Bat Hi said the little leatherwing bat I'll tell you the reason that The reason that I fly in the night Is because I lost my heart's delight Howdy dowdy diddle all day Howdy dowdy diddle all day Howdy dowdy diddle all day Lo lo lee da diddle lee o Hi said the red bird sitting on a fence Once I courted a handsome wench She got saucy and from me fled And ever since my head's been red Hi said the bluebird as he flew Once I courted a young gal too She got saucy and wanted to go And I got me a new string for my bow Hi said the robin as he flew When I was young I had two If one wouldn't love me, the other would Don't you think my notion's good Hoot said the owl with eyes so bright A lonesome day, a lonesome night Thought I heard a pretty gal say Court all night and sleep all day Oh no no said the turtle dove That's no way to gain your love If you would have your heart's delight Keep them awake both day and night Hi said the little leatherwing bat I'll tell you the reason that The reason that I fly in the night Is because I lost my heart's delight recorded by Dildine Family SOF
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