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A Small Bird or Two Two maidens went milking one day (2x) And the wind it did blow high And the wind it did blow low And it tossed their pails to and fro, la, la, la And it tossed their pails to and fro They met with a man they did know... And they said, "have you the will?" And they said, "Have you the skill For to catch us a small bird or two..." "Oh yes, I have an excellent good skill... If you will come along with me Under yonder flowering tree I might catch you a small bird or two..." So they went and they sat 'neath a tree And the birds flew round about Pretty birds flew round about And he caught them by one and by two Now my boys, let us drink down the sun Now my boys let us drink down the moon Take your lady to the wood If you really think you should You might catch her a small bird or two Recorded by Ives, Dyer-Bennett from 17th century printed in Cole SOF
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