Mockingbird

Album: Mockingbird (1963)
Charted: 33 7
Play Video
  • Everybody have you heard?
    He's gonna buy me a mockingbird
    And if that mockingbird won't sing
    He's gonna buy me a diamond ring
    And if that diamond ring won't shine
    He's gonna surely break this heart of mine
    And that's why I keep on tellin' ev'rybody, sayin'
    Wo, wo, wo, wo, wo

    Hear me now and understand
    He's gonna find me some peace of mind
    And if that peace of mind won't stay
    I'm gonna find myself a better way
    And if that better way ain't so
    I, I, I'll ride with the tide and go with the flow
    And that's why I keep on shoutin' in your ear sayin'
    Wo, wo, wo, wo, wo

    Everybody have you heard?
    She's gonna buy me a mockingbird
    And if that mockingbird won't sing
    She's gonna buy me a diamond ring
    And if that diamond ring won't shine
    She's gonna surely break this heart of mine
    And that's why I keep on tellin' ev'rybody, sayin' no, no, no, no,no

    Listen now and understand
    She's gonna find me some peace of mind
    And if that peace of mind won't stay
    I'm gonna find myself a better way
    I might rise above , I might go below
    I, I, I'll ride with the tide and go with the flow
    And that's why I keep on shoutin' in your ears y'all
    No, no, no, no, no, no, now, now, baby

Comments: 3

  • Slotko from SerbiaThese lyrics are from Carly Simon and James Taylor and bear little resemblance to what Inez Foxx sang.

    NOBODY sings this song as well as Inez Foxx, although Aretha Franklin comes close to it.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 10th 1965, Aretha Franklin performed "Mockingbird" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!'...
    Two years later on December 17th, 1967 her covered version of the song entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart...
    {See next post below}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 17th 1967, Aretha Franklin's covered version of "Mockingbird" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #94; the following week it remained at #94 and that also was its final week on the Top 100...
    It reached #57 on the Canadian RPM 100 Singles chart...
    The Queen of Soul, born Aretha Louise Franklin, will celebrate her 73rd birthday in three months on March 25th {2015}.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Soul Train Stories with Stephen McMillian

Soul Train Stories with Stephen McMillianSong Writing

A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time.

Danny Kortchmar

Danny KortchmarSongwriter Interviews

Danny played guitar on Sweet Baby James, Tapestry, and Running On Empty. He also co-wrote many hit songs, including "Dirty Laundry," "Sunset Grill" and "Tender Is The Night."

Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe ShaverSongwriter Interviews

The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.

Colbie Caillat

Colbie CaillatSongwriter Interviews

Since emerging from MySpace with her hit "Bubbly," Colbie has become a top songwriter, even crafting a hit with Taylor Swift.

Michelle Branch

Michelle BranchSongwriter Interviews

Michelle Branch talks about "Everywhere," "The Game Of Love," and her run-in with a Christian broadcasting network.

Song Titles That Inspired Movies

Song Titles That Inspired MoviesSong Writing

Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.