Composed 1994

An engaging parable about a young fledgling who knows it is time to fly south for the winter. The lilting verses between child and guardian should be sung in a conversational manner. The refrains gain momentum as the birds take flight. This song presents a wonderful opportunity for story-telling!

Lead Sheet Preview:

You can download the song files here:


Unison, Solos

Musical Form:

Verse 1
Verse 2
Parts 1 and 2 together

Suggested Uses:

Family or multi-generational concert

Performance Options:

Sing as a conversation between:
-a child and an adult soloist;
-the two sections of a children’s chorus;
-faculty and student choruses
optional 2-part harmony in the final refrain

Piano Score Preview: