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Black-capped chickadee, come sing your song for me.

Now you sit in solitude, although you once flew free.

Now mute, you nought but mutter, although once in majesty

Black-capped chickadee, you sang your song for me.

 

Black-capped chickadee, now sitting in a cage.

Your body weak and weary, though in your mind a sage.

Your youthful years behind you, now alone you wait for age

Black-capped chickadee, you know I share your cage.

 

Black-capped chickadee, the two of us are one.

Only for a moment did we saunter in the sun.

Only for a mere blink in time, for then our race was run

Black-capped chickadee, now you and I are one.

 

Black-capped chickadee, today you flew away.

Though I hoped to hold you here, the present cannot stay.

Though now I see you sing your song, the song of this great day

Black-capped chickadee, today I fly away.