Leather-Winged Bat

 

“Hi,” said the little brown leather-winged bat,

“I’ll tell you the reason that,

the reason that I fly in the night

because I lost my heart’s delight.”

 

Refrain:  How dee dow dee diddle o day,

                How dee dow dee diddle o day,

                How dee dow dee diddle o day,

                How dow dee di diddle o the day.

 

“Hi,” said the woodpecker, sittin’ on a fence,

“Once I courted a handsome finch,

She got sulky and from me fled,

Ever since then my head’s been red.”

 

“Hi,” said the little morning dove,

“I’ll tell you how to regain your love,

Court her by night and court her by day

Never give her time to say “O nay!”

 

“Hi,” said the bluejay as she flew,

“If I were young then I’d have two

If one got saucy and wanted to go,

I’d have a new string for my bow.”

 

“Hi,” said the owl with eyes so big,

“If I had a hen I’d feed her like a pig,

But here I sit on a frozen lake,

Which causes my poor heart to break.”

 

“Hi,” said the little brown leather-winged bat,

“I’ll tell you the reason that,

the reason that I fly in the night

because I lost my heart’s delight.”