High Flyin' Bird

by Dusty Wright

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This is one of my favorite folk-rock covers originally written and recorded by Billy Edd Wheeler. A staple in the 1960s, Judy Henske, Richie Havens, Jefferson Airplane, H.P. Lovecraft, and Neil Young all recorded it.

lyrics

There's a high flyin' bird, flying way up in the sky,
And I wonder if she looks down, as she goes on by?
Well, she's flying so free and easy up in the sky.

Lord, look at me here,
I'm rooted like a tree here,
I gto those sit-down,
can't cry Oh Lord, I'm gonna die blues.

Now the sun it comes up and lights up the day,
And when he gets tired, he goes on down his way,
From the east to the west,
He meets God every day.

Lord, look at me here,
I'm rooted like a tree here,
I got those sit-down, can't cry
Oh Lord, I'm gonna die blues.

Now I had a woman
Lord, she lived down by the mine,
She ain't never seen the sun,
Oh Lord, never stopped crying.

Now I loved a woman who down near the mine
She never saw the sun, but
But then one day my woman up and died,
Lord, she up and died oh, she up and died.
She only wanted to fly,
But the only way to fly was to die.

There's a high flyin' bird, flying way up in the sky,
And I wonder if she looks down as she goes on by?
Well, she's flying so free and easy up in the sky.

Lord, look at me here,
I'm rooted like a tree here,
I got those sit-down, can't cry,
Oh, Lord, I'm gonna die blues.

credits

released August 24, 2015
Dusty Wright - vocals, ebow, acoustic & electric guitars
Queen Esther - vocals
Matt Goeke - plucked & bowed cello
Jerry Krenach - drums

Produced & arranged by Dusty Wright. Mixed by David Lee and Martin John Butler. Recorded at Strauss Park Studios and Two Dog Studios, NYC. ©2014 PetRock, Inc./BMI.

Cover art by Claire Petit (www.clairepetit.com)

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