Mockingbird 

02 Mockingbird.mp3

Mock (yeah)
•ing (yeah)
bird (yeah)
yeah (yeah)
Mockingbird, now

Everybody have you heard
    He/she's gonna buy me a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird don't sing
    He/she's gonna buy me a silver ring
And if that silver ring won't shine
    It ain't gonna break this heart of mine
And that's why I keep on tellin' everybody
    Yeah, yeah whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, uh, oh

Hear me now and understand
    He/she's gonna find me some piece of mind
And if that piece of mind won't stay
    I'm gonna find myself a better way
And if that better way ain't so
    I'll ride with the tide and go with the flow
And that's why I keep on tellin' everybody
    Yeah, yeah whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, uh, oh 



written by Inez & Charlie Foxx. Additional Lyrics by James Taylor.
adapted with somewhat less co-dependent lyrics and with sympathetic sensibilities toward our South African brothers and sisters.
Count-off by Lutheran folk legend balladeer John Ylvisaker.

(c) 1963 EMI Unart Catalog, Inc.