WhiteThroat Song

Whitethroat is a little bird

That can break my heart without a word

He sings a song of streams I've crossed

Paths I've walked, and love I've lost

 

Whitethroat sings the lonesome song

Stays a day then travels on

Past Winter, Trego, and Oxbow

Ojibwa, Couderay, and Osseo

To Big Bear, North Star, Thrush and Moon

Through Sun and Storm you'll be home soon

 

Whitethroat sings the lonesome song

Stays a day then drifts along

Like mist on the meadow, wind on the tree

Please don't fly, stay with me

 

Whitethroat sings the lonesome song

Stays a day then travels on

To a little old shack on Hoover Line

Where the flowers are yours and the stars are mine

 

Whitethroat sings the lonesome song

Stays a day then moves along

To my friends Eugene, May and Bill

Asleep by Superior high on a hill

 

Goodbye bird we have to part

I can't come now so take my heart

To a little old shack on Hoover Line

Where the days are long and the folks are kind

 

Whitethroat teach me the lonesome song

How to fly, let me come along

To a little old shack on Hoover Line

And the ones I'll love 'til the end of time