Four Little Robin Birds

What a funny little noise, peep, peep, peep

Author: Ida M. Budd
Tune: [What a funny little noise--"Peep! peep! peep!"
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1 What a funny little noise--"Peep! peep! peep!"
Somewhere in among the leaves deep, deep, deep;
Such a flutter and a fuss my, O my!
Four little robin birds, learning to fly!

Four little robin birds, funny little things,
Want to fly, and yet afraid to use their tiny wings:
Guess they are too little--yet, by and by,
All the tiny robin birds will learn to fly.

2 Mamma robin hovers near, spreads her wings,
Shows them how to make a stroke--down-ward swings;
Baby robins peep and peep, quite afraid--
Four little robin birds, there in the shade. [Refrain]

3 One is climbing from the nest--falls back in!
Now there is a noisy time; hear the din!
Mamma robin's warning voice--babies' cry;--
When will those robin birds learn how to fly? [Refrain]

4 O you silly robin bird, what ails you?
We wont hurt your little ones--keep still do!
If you're 'fraid, we'll go away--so good-bye;
Hope soon your baby birds will learn to fly. [Refrain]

Source: Little Branches No. 2: a collection of songs prepared especially for the primary and infant deparments of the sunday school #53

Author: Ida M. Budd

Ida M. Budd was born in 1859 in a log cabin in Saginaw County, Michigan. When she was three years old her parents moved to Milford, Michigan. She loved nature and books. She decided to be a school teacher, receiving her teaching certificate when she was fifteen. Her first poem was published in 1881. She is known for her poems for children. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: What a funny little noise, peep, peep, peep
Title: Four Little Robin Birds
Author: Ida M. Budd
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Four little robin birds, funny little things
Copyright: Public Domain


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