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Red-Wing Philosophy



Credits
Lyric Credits: Dan Gribbin
Music Credits: Dan Gribbin
Producer Credits: Dan Gribbin
Publisher Credits: Dan Gribbin
Performance Credits: Dan Gribbin
Label Credits: Anhinga Harmonics Music
Description
Short Song Description:
Upbeat song about leaving cares behind.
Metadata
Song Length 4:10
Primary Genre Folk-General
Tempo / Feel -
Tempo / Feel Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Lyrics
RED-WING PHILOSOPHY © Daniel V. Gribbin 2006

There?s a red-wing in the tall reeds, playing tag with me.
Swaying in the fall breeze, my canoe he sees.
Brought some troubles with me, the red-wing?s got no cares.
Gliding loose and carefree, happy anywhere.

I?ll try that red-wing philosophy.
I?m gonna hang my troubles
On the third branch of that tree.
With a red-wing kind of outlook,
Sending bad times on the run.
I?m gonna drift among these lily pads
And have some red-wing fun.

The red-wing?s got a girlfriend with stripes and speckled breast,
And though she?s called a blackbird, she?s dusky brown at best.
She weaves a nest of marsh grass within a mangrove bush.
When I spied her little nestlings, she gave my nose a push.

I?ll try that red-wing philosophy.
I?m gonna hang my troubles
On the third branch of that tree.
With a red-wing kind of outlook,
Sending bad times on the run.
I?m gonna drift among these lily pads
And have some red-wing fun.

Now, the red-wing?s on the lookout for a certain kind of day
In the autumn when the leaves are turning brown.
He?ll ply those swaying grasses to while the time away,
Nothing ever seems to get that red-wing down.

Hey, I?m sure not an Einstein--I?ve got a lot to learn.
And I don?t see why a fellow couldn?t learn things from a bird.
Watching red-wings riding cat-tails as only red-wings can,
If I could ply the wind among those reeds, I?d be a happy man.

I?ll try that red-wing philosophy.
I?m gonna hang my troubles
On the third branch of that tree.
With a red-wing kind of outlook,
Sending bad times on the run.
Gonna drift among these lily pads . . . make a great blue heron hopping mad . . .
Find a duck decoy and paint it plaid . . .
And have some red-wing fun.

© Daniel V. Gribbin/386-760-8226