Dainty fine bird (Orlando Gibbons)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-04-08). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 36 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Dynamics are editorial. Revised files uploaded 28/10/17.
- Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-26). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 49 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Copyright (c) 2004 by V. M. Brennan.
- Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2005-08-30). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 34 kB Copyright: Personal
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Title: Dainty fine bird
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Original text and translations
Dainty fine bird that art encaged there,
Alas how like thine and my fortunes are.
Both prisoners be; and both singing, thus
Strive to please her that hath imprisoned us.
Only thus we differ, thou and I,
Thou livest singing, but I sing and die.