Little Bird of Heaven

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Little Bird of Heaven, Martha Scanlan. The lyrics of this song grabbed Amy the first time she heard it. If you pay attention, most of the time you really do have a little bird of heaven right here in your hand. Banjo: gCGCD

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Well, I lit out from your back door
Kicked an old can fifty miles or more
Written right there on the side of the can
There's a little bird of heaven right here in your hand

Well, I looked up and I looked back
Walked a hundred miles down the railroad track
All's I can tell from where I stand
There's a little bird of heaven right here in your hand

Chorus:
So toss it up or pass it round
Pay mind to what you're carryin' round
Keep it close, hold it while you can
There's a little bird of heaven right here in your hand

Well love they tell me is a fragile thing
It's hard to fly on broken wings
Lost my ticket to the promised land
There's a little bird of heaven right here in your hand

Chorus

Fallen hearts and fallen leaves
Starlings light on the broken trees
I find we all need a place to land
There's a little bird of heaven right here in your hand

Chorus
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from .​.​.​because we ARE, released December 18, 2015
Composer: Martha F Scanlan, Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publ OBO Big Purple Dog Music

Amy Buckingham: lead vocals, guitar
Lucy Allen: harmony vocals, guitar
Nancy Hamilton: harmony vocals, bass
Brooke Lauer: banjo

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The Battleaxe Band Greenville, South Carolina

The Battleaxe Band is an all-female string band based out of Upstate South Carolina. Members include Amy Buckingham on fiddle and guitar, Lucy Allen on guitar, Brooke Lauer on banjo, and Nancy Hamilton on upright bass. The band loves to play hard-driving Old-Time dance tunes as well as singer-songwriter songs. The Battleaxes, are best known for their powerful vocal harmonies. ... more

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