Little Red Bird

from by Doug Allen & The Union Wage

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Little Red Bird – Doug Allen

I sat down on my back porch to watch the sun come up
Drinkin’ July coffee from a Christmas coffee mug
I made a fried egg sandwich in a cast-iron fryin’ pan
Then I wrote this song and threw it in the garbage can
Then through my kitchen window came the prettiest sound I’d ever heard
Singin’ sweet, so he might meet a girl in the cedar tree, was a little red bird

The little red bird don’t need a microphone
Don’t need a band, he prefers to sing alone
Don’t need no drum machine to keep the beat
He just sits down on a limb so he can tap his feet
I had a second cup of July, followed closely by a third
When the sun fell down, he kept singin’ to the moon, the little red bird

Little Red Bird sing your song
Tomorrow might be gone
The Little Red Bird calls out my name
Said pick up your guitar and play

My baby called just to see what I had to say
I said I haven’t spoke 15 words in the last 3 days
I’ve been sittin’ here in my robe and underwear
But my fine feathered friend doesn’t seem to care
She said shower, shave and put a little Aqua-Velva where it hurts
Said I’m on my way, but I won’t stay unless I hear
That little red bird

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from Big Timber, released August 28, 2011

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Doug Allen Bellingham, Washington

Big Timber is my second recording, reflecting what life has been like for me in the northwest corner of Washington state. It was long in coming but I'm proud of it and The Union Wage. Please listen to some of the tracks - I hope you like it.

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