Ah Poor Bird: Peace Song of the Day for 9/9/2011

“Ah Poor Bird”, a traditional English song, is the Peace Song of the Day, chosen by The Duke and Duchess of Peace. You can find the lyrics to this song in the Rise Up Singing songbook. The Rise Up Singing has words, chords, and sources for over 1,200 songs. It also has a two sections with rounds, including beautiful selections like this one.

During a radio appearance, The Duchess performed this song on the flute, and dedicated it to the men and boys held prisoner, suffering, at Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp.

The above video is a wonderful rendition, sung in the round, by a folk choir. They use the phrase “wing thy flight”.

Below is another pretty version:


The lyrics:

Ah poor bird
Take thy flight
Far above the sorrows
Of this sad night


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The Peace Song of the Day is a project of Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, The Duke and Duchess of Peace. The Duke and Duchess recognize that one of the paths to peace is to find soulful and nonviolent entertainment, and to express oneself with art and song.

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