Song Lyric Sunday – Bird/Fly/Sky/Wing – Little Sparrow

Little sparrow, little sparrow
Precious fragile little thing
Little sparrow, little sparrow
Flies so high and feels no pain”



Written by Dolly Parton, Little Sparrow appears on her album of the same name which was released in 2001 and which received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album that year. The title song itself is considered to be both one of Parton’s lesser known songs and one of the best songs she has written. Dolly Parton described it having an old-timey flavor, like the old mountain songs her momma used to sing.



Little sparrow, little sparrow
Precious fragile little thing
Little sparrow, little sparrow
Flies so high and feels no pain
All ye maidens heed my warning
Never trust the hearts of men
They will crush you like a sparrow
Leaving you to never mend
They will vow to always love you
Swear no love but yours will do
Then they’ll leave you for another
Break your little heart in two

Little sparrow, little sparrow
Precious fragile little thing
Little sparrow, little sparrow
Flies so high and feels no pain

If I were a little sparrow
O’er these mountains I would fly
I would find him, I would find him
Look into his lying eyes
I would flutter all around him
On my little sparrow wings
I would ask him, I would ask him
Why he let me love in vain

I am not a little sparrow
I am just the broken dream
Of a cold false-hearted lover
And his evil cunning scheme

Little sparrow, little sparrow
Precious fragile little thing
Little sparrow, little sparrow
Flies so high and feels no pain

All ye maidens fair and tender
Never trust the hearts of men
They will crush you like a sparrow
Leaving you to never mend

Little sparrow, little sparrow
Oh the sorrow never ends

Songwriter: Dolly Parton

Little Sparrow lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


Thanks to  A Unique Title for Me  for hosting this challenge again this week. It’s so much fun!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for joining in with this lovely song.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. cindy knoke says:

    She just blows me away.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Good song, and I’d not heard it before.

    Like

    1. Thank you. I love Dolly Parton and especially like this song.

      Like

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