The Blessing

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

The Blessing

A simple song that works well as a closing. Thanks to Rob Breszny for the great 3rd line.

Composer & Copyright

Original song copyright Lisa G. Littlebird. Feel free to sing and share but please contact for permission to perform or record for profit.


Recording by Lisa G. Littlebird.


May you get what you want and be happy
May you get what you need and be free
May you get what you want and still want it
May you get what you need to be free

Teaching Notes

When teaching this in new circles I usually teach the melody only and perhaps the high harmony. Be attentive of the tricky rhythm on “be free” in the second line.

The recording is in A.


Level of teaching speed/ difficulty (1 = very easy, 10 = very challenging)


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  • There doesn’t seem to be a recording.

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