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Richie Havens — High Flyin' Bird
Album: Mixed Bag
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Released: 1967
Length: 3:33
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There's a high flyin' bird, flying way up in the sky,
And I wonder if she looks down, as she goes on by?
Well, she's flying so freely in the sky.

Lord, look at me here,
I'm rooted like a tree here,
Got those sit-down,
can't cry Oh Lord, gonna die blues.

Now the sun it comes up and lights up the day,
And when he gets tired, Lord, he goes on down his way,
To the east and to the west,
He meets God every day.

Lord, look at me here,
I'm rooted like a tree here,
Got those sit-down, can't cry
Oh Lord, gonna die blues.

Now I had a woman
Lord, she lived down by the mine,
She ain't never seen the sun,
Oh Lord, never stopped crying.

Then one day my woman up and died,
Lord, she up and died now.
Oh Lord, she up and died now.
She wanted to die,
And the only way to fly is die, die, die.

There's a high flyin' bird, flying way up in the sky,
And I wonder if she looks down as she goes on by?
Well, she's flying so freely in the sky.

Lord, look at me here,
I'm rooted like a tree here,
Got those sit-down, can't cry,
Oh, Lord, gonna die blues.
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Ooh err ...  Not for my ears, this one.  Sorry fans.  PSD.
Awful...
Have tried so hard to like him but soooo unsuccessful! !! Like fingernails on a chalkboard.
Oh, how I love Richie Havens!
I will always associate this song with Judy Henske, but it was written by Billy Edd Wheeler.
chills!
love hearing Richie Havens, what an awesome personality  
(Jagger, Havens, Vedder -   : )   very cool set thank you 
My what uplifting lyrics!!{#Undecided}
He was one with the Birds...
 
 JanzieNL wrote:
Richie Havens is THE MAN!! What a huge talent. Makes me wish I could have been born earlier to be at Woodstock.  
 
can't stop my feet from moving on this song!

the guitar is jazzy and inspiring

{#Guitarist}
Richie Havens is THE MAN!! What a huge talent. Makes me wish I could have been born earlier to be at Woodstock.  
It is extremely rare that I say anything negative about any song on RP but this is horrible.  What is the bass player doing ... it's like he's playing a different arrangement ... ?  I find the bass line extremely annoying ... maybe I'm just in a mood.
I had not heard this song before.  I love the Richie Havens songs I have heard, but this one is noodly rather than intense.
Richie played some great songs - this one's a tad monotonous...
 

From the heart


Excellent blast from the past!
Richie Havens was, is, a blessing to our spirits!