Tune: “The Magpie on a Branch”
How can I bear to hear the chattering magpie
Announce the happy news on which I can’t rely?
So thus I catch it alive when it flies to me again
And shut it in a cage where lonely ‘twill remain.
With good intent I brought her a happy message.
Who would expect she’d shut me in a golden cage?
I wish her husband would come back soon so that I might be set free and take my flight to the blue sky.