My Heart Is Like a Singing Bird

Music copyright © 2010 by Lane Waldman. Recorded and published by permission of the composer.

Words: Christina Rossetti (1830–1894).

Music: Lane Waldman.

Parts: 4

Range: 17 half-steps

Difficulty: Harder to learn.

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From Christina Rossetti’s poem “A Birthday.”

My heart is like a singing bird whose nest is in a water’d shoot;

my heart is like an apple-tree whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit; my

heart is like a rainbow shell that paddles in a halcyon sea; my

heart is gladder than all these, because my love is come to me.