Track Title:               Beautiful Bird

Prime Artist:              Unknown
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Lyrics by:                 Lou Paley
Music by:                  George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)

From:                      1918

I have been haunted by a sound that I heard
Deep in a forest one day.
I heard the piping of a beautiful bird
Telling its love in that way.
I know that chance
Had brought me near to a springtime romance.


Beautiful Bird,
Your plaintive piping I've heard.
No bird can sing me a sweeter
Melodious meter than you.
Your trilling lay
Intrigues my senses.
My love commences
Anew each day.
Your throbbing throat
So sweetly swelling
In every note a love tale telling
You love me.
Whene'er you start
You send a dart
And it pierces my heart
With [Whistle].

Additoinal Lines

"Will' Oo? Will' Oo?"
His plaintive "Will' Oo? Will' Oo?"
His mate so softly replying
Sent all my thoughts flying to you.
"Will' Oo? Will' Oo?"
A strain so thrilling
My heart is filling with love anew.
Will you be true with love that none can undo?
When I'm cooing~"Will' Oo?"

With love his message was filling me;
His image was thrilling me through.

Contributed by Carlene Bogle