SPARROW’S JIG

by Bruce Sled

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Cypress Choral is not usually into publishing jigs, but this toe tapping dance-like composition by Bruce Sled engages mind, body, and spirit. Beware – leave plenty of room around the risers because your singers will be dancing by page 3.

LYRICS

Ha dye da dye da dye da dye – etc. 

As long as the sparrow flies
The barley grows as does the rye
And all the while a lilting cry
Da dye da idle idle aye

Oh, the sparrow is a fiddling
A tiny bow upon her wing
Oh, the sparrow is a fiddling
A tiny bow upon her wing

La la la la
As I roved out one May morning
La la la la
Oh, I heard my love so sweetly sing
La la la la
With shoes so black and stockings white
La la la la
With hair as dark as night
La la la la
She had a dark and roving eye
Oh, la la la la
Oh, a shiny thing she longed to spy
Oh, la la la la
Her wings so quick upon the sky
La la la la
With hair as dark as night
She left not a feather for me to sigh

Fal la la, la la la
Tra la la, la la la
Diddley dye da dye da dye

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