Lonesome Day

Says the robin as he flew
‘When I was young I  married two;
If one didn’t love me the other one would
Don’t you think my notion good?’

Says the blackbird to the crow
‘What makes people hate us so?
For ever since old Adam was born
It’s been our trait to pull up corn.’

Lonesome day, lonesome night
Burning sun and pale moonlight.

‘No no’ says the turtle dove,
‘That’s no way to win her love;
If you want her hearts delight
You must love her day and night.’

Lonesome day, lonesome night
Burning sun and pale moonlight.

Says the robin as he flew,
‘When I was young I  married two;
If one didn’t love me the other one would
Don’t you think my notion good?’

Lonesome day, lonesome night
Burning sun and pale moonlight.

‘No no’, says the turtle dove,
‘That’s no way to win her love;
If you want her hearts delight
You must love her day and night.’

Lonesome day, lonesome night
Burning sun and pale moonlight,

Lonesome day, lonesome night
Burning sun and pale moonlight.

© Hilary James 1991

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