Yellow Bird

Album: Songs of the World (1957)

Songfacts®:

  • The well known standard "Yellow Bird" was first recorded by the Norman Luboff Choir in 1957. Norman Luboff (1917-87) was an American composer, among his other talents. This calypso song has been widely recorded, including by Roger Whitaker, and the Kingston Trio.
  • The English lyrics are by Marilyn Keith and Alan Bergman; the song is actually of Haitian origin, and was originally called "Choucoune". >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

Comments: 1

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaLOVE this song. Makes me sad sometimes because I too have wanted to fly away.
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