C. W. McCall - The Little Brown Sparrow And Me Lyrics




One green April mornin', when I was a young boy
I lay by the window, a-watchin' the rain
And I wondered if ever the sun would come shinin'
So I could go somewhere to play

Then down from the sky flew a little brown sparrow
And he lit on the branch of an old willow tree
And he sit there, watchin', as I lay wond'rin'
Just the little brown sparrow and me

On a green April mornin', when I was a young boy
And little brown sparrows were free

Then he looked in my window and he spied his reflection
There was the willow, there was the sky
And he wondered if ever the sun would come shinin'
And which was the way for the sparrow to fly

Well, he spread out his wings and he flew to the window
Fast as the wind, sure as could be
But the sky in the window was only a wishin'
For the little brown sparrow and me

On a green April mornin', when I was a young boy
And little brown sparrows were free

So there by the window, the sparrow had fallen
He died on the ground in the cold April rain
And I wondered if ever the sun would come shinin'
And someone could only explain

Then I laid there and saw the wind blow through the willow
And cover him over with yesterday's leaves
And there in the rain, I cried for a sparrow
For a little brown sparrow and me

On a green April mornin', when I was a young boy
And little brown sparrows were free
On a green April mornin', when life was a window
For a little brown sparrow and me





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  1. RLECOMPTENTERP.84

    best year 1978///////////////its gone.....at least i have the record

  2. zim1966

    I bought this back in the day great lp from 76'

  3. Ruth Boykin

    I KNEW I had heard some good songs by him! This is one of them! Thank you for having this one Brent!

    the winner

    I love all his songs! him and his producer friend are simply brilliant!!

  4. Fredie Vinson

    I used to listen to this in my early teens.....nearly made me weep then...... does the same now..... Love this song.

  5. Ryan Limes

    this is not the same cw. mccall who sang convoy.

    Tony Vowels

    Yes, It is the SAME Bill Freis (aka C.W.McCall)!

    Willie Daniels

    What he means is this song is not the same type of music he usually sings.

  6. L. Salisbury

    At 2:59 , when the piano hits a sour low note as McCall recalls how the dead sparrow was "covered over with yesterday's leaves", is THE most melancholy I've EVER heard on any record! Even more so than any Goth band could come up with!

  7. D Pallio

    Here's something to make this sad song even SADDER: THIS REALLY HAPPENED! McCall recalled this incident when was six!

    Tim Sollén

    Funny, since "he" doesn't exist. McCall is an invented alias by a group of musicians.

    Roadmaster '93

    But he's a real person by the name Bill Fries

    Tim Sollén

    ...and a few others. Does it matter though? The music is great.

  8. theodorjohannes

    Thank for posting this! Been looking for it for quite some time. Played it for my parents, made my dad tear up.

    Brent Emanuel

    glad you found it!

  9. Rollie Blackledge

    I am Soooo Glad that some one finally posted this and I was able to find it... I had looked a few years back and nothing... This Has Made My Day, Thnx For The Post B|

    the winner

    You're welcome!  Glad you found it!  Great song!

    Rollie Blackledge

    I first heard it when hitch hiking to the beach never forgot it and it was one of the first songs that got me interested in CW's music B|

  10. Jim van stevens

    One of the most beautifull songs ever...

  11. the winner

    You're welcome Jeff! I love all of C.W.'s music. Thanks for listening!

  12. Jeff Campbell

    Thanks. I love this entire album. I completely wore it out. I listened to it so much.

  13. the winner

    Glad you like it Rosa! Hope your week is great too!

  14. Rosa Jones

    What a pretty song Brent !! Thank you for always finding great old songs. Have a great week.