River of Birds

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

River of Birds

This chant is potent in its simplicity, stacking harmony layers to add interest. In the Wholehearted Chorus we start by singing it twice with the original lyrics and our female singers on the melody, then twice more with harmony, then add the male voices, a third high harmony and change “women” to “warriors”.

Composer & Copyright

Original chant by Libana.

Recording

Vocals on this recording by Lisa G. Littlebird & Friends.

Lyrics

There’s a river of birds in migration, a nation of women with wings.
There’s a river of birds in migration, a nation of warriors with wings.

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