“Birdie Darling”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1913 (Belden)
Keywords: love separation betrayal bird
Found in: US(MW,So)


"Fly across the ocean, birdie, Fly across the deep blue sea, There you'll find an untrue lover...." The singer bids the bird to remind him of his promises to her and how he betrayed her.


  1. Belden, p. 210, "Birdie Darling" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7948
  3. BI, Beld210