Birds have inspired a lot of music. Think of the 2nd movement of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”, Vivaldi’s summer movement of “The Four Seasons”, the 3rd movement of Dvorak’s “American ” String Quartet, Williams’ “The Lark Ascending”. The list goes on and on. Here is a bird-inspired traditional folk song lamenting an unfortunate love. Mary Travers sang it well and made you imagine that she wished to be a tiny sparrow. Like bird song, her voice helped purify our ears.
A Tiny Sparrow