(English folk tune, Lyrics Anonymous)
1. Early one morning before the sun had risen,
I had a bluebird in the fields gayly sing (or change to “fields happily sing.”)
“South winds are blowing, Green grass is growing.
Welcome to herald the merry spring.”
2. One autumn afternoon just as the sun was setting,
I heard a bluebird on a tree pipe a song.
“Farewell, we’re going, Cold winds are blowing.
But we’ll be back when the days grow long.”
- songs from England
- songs about birds
- spring songs
- songs about nature
- songs with the tonic triad in the melody
- songs with the dominant triad in the melody
- songs with I IV V chords
- source: 140 Folk-songs with Piano Accompaniment “rote Songs” for Grades I, II and III,Archibald Thompson Davison, Thomas Whitney Surette, 1921
Extras for Plus Members
- Song with chords (PDF)
- MIDI file
- Listen to the song
1 thought on “Early One Morning”
I’m 56 years old and Mom mother who died 16 years ago today, sang this to me as a child. Thank You <3