Saturday Quiz – Bopping Birds

Dear Readers, we had so much fun with the ‘songs about plants’ quiz a few weeks ago that I thought we’d have a bash at songs about birds this time! As usual, I’ve put some lyrics below. Match the song to the bird (one point). Identify the song (another point). And tell me an artist that sang it (a third point)! If this doesn’t cheer us up and fill our heads with ‘ear worms’ I don’t know what will.

Answers in the comments by 5 p.m. UK time on Thursday 11th February please, and I’ll publish the answers on Friday 12th February. Gosh, is that Valentine’s Day coming up apace? So it is. It will be Christmas before we know it.

As usual, I will ‘disappear’ the answers in the comments when I see them, but if you want to avoid any chance of being influenced, write your answers down before you put them on the blog.

So, let’s go! Match the bird to the song. So, if you think the lyrics in 1) are about an eagle, your answer is 1) A). Then just add the name of the song and an artist, and you’re in business…

Bird

A) Eagle

B) Sparrow

C) Mockingbird

D) Chicken

E) Robin

F) Dove

G) Snowbird

H) Skylark

I) Pigeon

J) Blackbird

Lyrics

  1. Every little swallow, every chick-a-dee
    Every little bird in the tall oak tree
    The wise old owl, the big black crowFlappin’ their wings singing go bird go
  2. Turn me loose from your hands
    Let me fly to distant lands
    Over green fields, trees and mountains
    Flowers and forest fountainsHome along the lanes of the skyway
  3. xxxxxx singing in the dead of night
    Take these broken wings and learn to fly
    All your lifeYou were only waiting for this moment to arise
  4. Dream, if you can, a courtyard
    An ocean of violets in bloom
    Animals strike curious poses
    They feel the heatThe heat between me and you
  5. Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
    Into the future
    Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’Into the future
  6. A child breaks the ice and peers into the hidden depths
    I’m trying to decipher the horror of un-holiness
    I have no doubt you’ll figure it out somedayCalo, calo, cale
  7. You raise the left arm up and your right arm too
    Let me tell you just what to do, start both of ’em to flappingStart your feet to kicking…
  8. Spread your tiny wings and fly away
    And take the snow back with you
    Where it came from on that day
    The one I love forever is untrue
    And if I could you know that I wouldFly away with you
  9. Have you anything to say to me
    Won’t you tell me where my love can be
    Is there a meadow in the mistWhere someone’s waiting to be kissed
  10. Hear me now and understand
    He’s gonna find me some peace of mind
    And if that peace of mind won’t stay
    I’m gonna find myself a better way
    And if that better way ain’t so
    I’ll ride with the tide and go with the flow
    And that’s why I keep on shoutin’ in your ear
    Say yeah, yeah whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, uh, oh

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