Mockin' Bird Hill

Album: Ultimate Collection (1951)
Charted: 2
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  • When the sun in the mornin' peeps over the hill
    And kisses the roses 'round my window sill
    Then my heart fills with gladness when I hear the trill
    Of those birds in the tree tops on mockin' bird hill

    Tra-la-la, tweedlee dee dee it gives me a thrill
    To wake up in the morning to the mockin' bird's trill
    Tra-la-la, tweedlee dee dee
    There's peace and goodwill
    You're welcome as the flowers on the mockin' bird hill

    When it's late in the evenin' I climb up the hill
    And survey all my kingdom while everything's still
    Only me and the sky and an old whippoorwill
    Singing songs in the twilight on mockin'bird hill

    Tra-la-la, tweedlee dee dee it gives me a thrill
    To wake up in the morning to the mockin' bird's trill
    Tra-la-la, tweedlee dee dee
    There's peace and goodwill
    You're welcome as the flowers on the mockin' bird hill

Comments: 1

  • Keith from Wausau, WiWhen Les and Mary recorded this song in their kitchen at home, Mary hated it. She thought it was a terrible song, with all the "tra-la-la's" and so forth. Les told her it was going to be a hit. After she had gone to bed, Les sneaked the recording out of the house and rushed it down to Capitol Records, where the released it almost immediately. Within a week or two, it was Number One.
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