a bird named yesterday lyrics – bobby bare

i had a bird he flew away
and i guess he’s gone to stay
but i see him winging on his way
my flyaway bird named yesterday.

he’s over the place of my birth
he’s circling a spot that i know
he’s hangin’ around the saw mill town
where the gentle summer breezes blow.

i had a bird he flew away
and i guess he’s gone to stay
but i see him winging on his way
my flyaway bird named yesterday.

he’s riding on a train
he’s down at the old swimmin’ hole
he’ll fly till he finds
that old gang of mine.

then he’ll search for a tree
a big tall oak tree
then he’ll look from his perch
at the old country church.

i had a bird he flew away
and i guess he’s gone to stay
but i see him winging on his way
my flyaway bird named yesterday…

[narrative by bobby spoken after song:]
my name is bob, bill my name is joe. i live in little rock, seattle. i even
live in kokomo. i was born in a big city and i was born on a farm (he’s over
the place of my birth) and i was born and grew up in a little town in southern
ohio and i still live here. you know my town never changed much until a few
years ago when that big industrial outfit came in and bought up a lot of the
land around here. fact is they just about bought the whole town.

/ bobby bare lyrics