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Ode to the Hummingbird

by The Morrisons

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Sun swiftly rise
Atop of a mountain
Flowers they bloom
In a bright fiery hue
Wings beating fast
To torpor they slow
Leaves nectar so sweet
So sweet just for you

Oh, the hummingbird
Ode to the hummingbird

The black chin, the jacobin
The calliope and ruby
The rich rufous plume
Anna’s song in the sky
The talisman gives
Vigor and zeal
A carnal mind
Puts one's shoulder to the wheel

Oh, the hummingbird
Ode to the hummingbird

At times when you may wander and stray
And feel like your losing your way
A lesson learnt from the hummingbird
Move fast just to to be still

Sail to Lere
The land of the Huitzil
On a breeze floats
A wing feathered trill
The bird and the bee
The sword and the sickle
A warrior will fall
To be reborn in flight

Oh, the hummingbird
Ode to the hummingbird.


released June 20, 2019
James Morrison - Vocals
James Daley - Organ, piano, vocals
Anna McInerney - Violin, vocals
Iain Tallis - Double Bass
Miles Fraser - Guitar
Oscar Henfrey - Drums


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The Morrisons Sydney, Australia

Sydney's bluegrass darlings The Morrisons tell Australian stories steeped in the sound of folk and old-time music. The 7- piece band have supported the likes of Nathanial Rateliff & The Nightsweats (US), Marlon Williams (NZ), Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (US), and Lake Street Dive (US), received a Golden Guitar nomination and won an Australian Songwriters Award. ... more

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