c. 2018 Linda Boyle
Like the thirsty, dry Great Plains awaiting the falling rain
Your song falls on my/our ears -
a gentle, sweet refrain
Brown-Headed Cowbird, sing your song.
Your song’s a jumping fish in the middle of the lake
A gurglin’ brook rising over its banks
is the lulling sound you make.
Brown-headed Cowbird, sing your song.
Its song came out of struggle, the struggle to exist
Orphaned by its mother & put in a strange bird’s nest
With no one to teach it how to sing and make a call
Brown-headed Cowbird: You’re a mystery to us all!
While in its eggshell home, it felt each drop of rain,
And heard the ponds and lakes pelted by hail.
How does this brown-headed blackbird sing like
a waterfall? No one can explain!
CMN's Environmental Songbook is a compilation of songs that promote respect and responsibility for the environment. You'll find these songs inspiring, fun and educational not just for children, but for the musicians, teachers and other adults who sing with them.