Big Black Bird (Spirit Of My Love)
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(He sings) 
I woke up in the night, 
and saw the moonlight shinin' through my windows. 
I sat up and looked around, 
startled by the sound I thought I'd heard. 

(She sings) 
Through the silver hills, 
high above the treetops, where the wind blows, 
Flies the spirit of my love 
like the shadow of a Big Black Bird. 

(He sings) 
There was something in the air. 
I could feel it as I stood there by the windows, 
Like a sighing of a lover, 
or the whisper of a long forgotten word. 

(She sings) 
Across the silver waters, 
down the moonlit canyons, where the wind blows, 
Flies the spirit of my love 
like the shadow of a Big Black Bird. 

(He sings) 
I heard the silent call 
as I saw a shadow fall across my windows. 
Burning tears filled my eyes 
as I recognized the voice my soul had heard. 

(She sings) 
Across the silver years 
from beyond the sea of time, where the wind blows 
Flies the spirit of my love 
like the shadow of a Big Black Bird. 

(Together) 
Across the silver years, 
from beyond the sea of time, where the wind blows, 
Flies the spirit of our love, 
like the shadow of a Big Black Bird. 
Flies the spirit of our love, 
like the shadow of a Big Black Bird. 


Words and music by Jack Blanchard. Copyright  Jack Blanchard Songs (BMI).
All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of the author.


Discology Singles: Wayside WS-1028; Wayside/Smash WS-45-000 (charted at #59), 1969 Stardust International #50 (July 2004) Albums: BIRDS OF A FEATHER (Wayside/Smash WSS 33-001, 1970) THE EARLY YEARS '68-'70 (Earth NR3478) A LITTLE OUT OF SYNC (Velvet Saw 0801, 2001) LIFE AND DEATH (and almost everything else). (Omni OMNI-102, 2005 (Australia))

 

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