• Oscar Brown, Jr.

BIRD CHASE

(Appreciated when listening to Chasin’The Bird, by Charlie Parker)


INTRO:

If you should try to fly

The same as I

Take to the sky

Ever so high

I’d just rise and race

Vacating this space

I’d rise and race

All over the place

In case you do come a’chasin’


Saxophone Solo

Ornithologists who classified most every type of bird

Life that’s occurred

Have never said a word

As if the world never heard

Yardbird

Which to his fans seemed simply absurd

So we hollered this:


You ornithologists have glorified most every feathered thing

Born with a wing

To cackle call or sing

We feel his name ought to ring

Seeing

Yardbird not only flew, he could swing


You ornithologists

We must insist

That you add his

Name to your list

Since it’s Yardbird who

Took music and flew

To heights so new

Whatever you do

He truly should be included


Ornithologists regarded this suggestion with a scowl

Yardbird’s not fowl

They muttered with a growl

He can’t be stuffed like an owl

So now’ll

You Parker people stop all your howl


Trumpet Line


Me, I’m a bird who ought to be left absolutely free

To flutter around and about in the trees

To spree like a breeze

To come and go as I please


Please, do not begin connecting me to ornithology

I’m not a bird they’d care to see come

To their museum

The idea seems to be dumb


If you should try to fly

The same as I

Take to the sky

Ever so high

I’d just rise and race

Vacating this space

I’d rise and race

All over the place

In case you do come a’chasin’


So stuffed inside a showcase

Is no place

For me to go no that’s a dream I pray you re-route

By leaving me out

And that’s a prayer that’s devout


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