Donovan — The Magpie lyrics

The magpie is a most illustrious bird
Dwells in a diamond tree
One brings sorrow and one brings joy
Sorrow and joy for me

The magpie is a most royal bird
Black and blue as night
I would that I had feathers three
Black and blue and white

I saw the gentle magpie bird
In dusky yester-eve
One brought sorrow and one brought joy
And sooner than soon did leave
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