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This is a song praising the wordlessness of birdsong. Barbara Snow sings. Guest Rob Millett obliges with a marimba solo.


As I lay in bed the other day
With windows open to the month of May
I heard the blackbirds trill and pigeons coo
And from those songs I learnt of something new

We never usually give them that much thought
We're used to singing of a different sort
With intro, chorus, verse and middle eight
The'll be some rhyming lines at any rate.

So in a way I'm just like all those birds
Who seem to manage fine without the words.
So I will take a leaf out from their book
Lay down a groove and come up with a hook.

Lyrics may be tender, wise or gentle
But now's the time for something instrumental.
Besides we've really nothing left to say.
We're better off without them anyway.

La la la


from Birds, released April 19, 2017
Words and music by Tom Hannah and Barbara Snow.



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Chico Chica London, UK

Chico Chica are a London-based band who formed in 2010. The musicians are: Hilary Cameron (voice/piano), Tom Hannah (voice/guitar) and Barbara Snow (voice/trumpet). They made a commitment to produce original vocal Jazz-Pop of the highest quality. Mélangerie, the debut album is out i October 2011. ... more

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