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What a Bird Taught

by Alice Cary

Why do you come to my apple tree,
Little bird so gray?
Twit-twit, twit-twit, twit-twit-twee!
That was all he would say.

Why do you lock you rosy feet
So closely round the spray?
Twit-twit, twit-twit, twit-tweet!
That was all he would say.

Why on the topmost bough do you get,
Little bird so gray?
Twit-twit-twee! twit-twit-twit!
That was all he would say.

Where is your mate? come, answer me,
Little bird so gray.
Twit-twit-twit! twit-twit-twee!
That was all he would say.