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MOCKINGBIRD (Inez & Charlie Foxx / additional lyrics by James Taylor) The Foxxes - 1963 Aretha Franklin - 1967 Carly Simon & James Taylor - 1974 Mock (yeah) ing (yeah) bird (yeah) yeah (yeah) Mockin'bird, now Everybody have you heard He's gonna buy me a mockingbird And if that mockingbird don't sing He's gonna buy me a diamond ring And if that diamond ring won't shine He's gonna surely break this heart of mine And that's why I keep on tellin' everybody Say yeah, yeah whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, uh, oh Hear me now and understand He's gonna find me some piece of mind And if that piece of mind won't stay I'm gonna find myself a better way And if that better way ain't so I'll ride with the tide and go with the flow And that's why I keep on shoutin' in your ear Say yeah, yeah whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, uh, oh (instrumental interlude) Now, everybody have you heard She's gonna buy me a mockingbird Yeah if that mockingbird don't sing She's gonna buy me a diamond ring And if that diamond ring won't shine Yes, it'll surely break this heart of mine And there's a reason why I keep on tellin' everybody Say yeah, yeah no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no Listen now and understand She's gonna find me some piece of mind Yeah if that piece of mind won't stay I'm gonna get myself a better way I might rise above, I might go below Ride with the tide and go with the flow And that's the reason why I keep on shoutin' in your ear... No, no, no, no, no, no, no, now, now. baby (Contributed by boB Cartlidge & Bette Carl - May 2002)

    


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