I will change
I will transform
I will turn myself
Into a bitter bird

Bitter will I fly
Into your garden
And bitter will I sing
By the lilac tree

I will change
I will transform
Don't shoot me down
This bitter bird

Bitter will I fly
In through your window
And bitter stories will I
To your sister tell

Oh bitter sister tell
What are your sorrows
And ask of us of ours


Lyrics submitted by megique, edited by qwertyfox

Bitter Little Bird song meanings
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    General Comment"It's a happy little number."

    First thing she wrote on piano.

    :)

    xdvron January 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI thought the lyrics were;

    I will change
    I will transform
    I will turn myself
    Into a bitter bird

    Bitter will I fly
    Into your garden
    Bitter will I sing
    By the lilac tree

    I will change
    I will transform
    Don't shoot me down
    This bitter bird

    Bitter will I fly
    In through your window
    And bitter stories will I
    To your sister tell

    Oh bitter sister tell
    What are your sorrows
    And ask of us of ours

    ...I happened to do some double checking and I found that these lyrics are adapted from a Russian folk song from the book Russian Folk Lyrics Translated and Edited by Roberta Reeder;

    I will change-transform myself into a bitter little bird,
    Bitter will I fly to mama's garden,
    Bitter will I sit on the sweet apple tree;
    ...
    My oldest brother will say: "Let's shoot it!"
    ...
    Come bitter sister, up to our high tower.
    Tell us about your sorrow, ask us about ours

    books.google.com/…
    qwertyfoxon October 30, 2015   Link

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