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SHALLOBALOO  SHALLOBALEE

By Josie Whitehead

Shallobaloo Shallobalee
Watercolor Bird 2

The sun shone brightly in the sky.
A blackbird quickly hurried by
     And joined his friends high in the tree:
     Shallobaloo Shallobalee

Many more birds joined this throng
And altogether made a song -
     And they sang from high up in the tree:
     Shallobaloo Shallobalee

A robin, thrush and jenny wren
Joined the other birds and then
     They sang from high up in the tree:
     Shallobaloo Shallobalee

A blue-tit, greenfinch, big black crow -
The party seemed to grow and grow
     And they sang from high up in the tree:
     Shallobaloo Shallobalee

A flash of lightning, thunder roared
And the birds sang not one single chord -
     For storms alarm birds in the tree:
     Shallobaloo Shallobalee. 

The rain beat down upon the ground
And from the tree there came no sound
      But when it stopped, shhh - from the tree:
      Shallobaloo Shallobalee

 

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