Whip-or-will

By a forest
By a stream
There is a little bird that sings

He sings by night
Not by day
He sings to his mate this way

Whip-or-will
Whip-or-will
Come my love and sing

Whip-or-will
Whip-or-will
Let's pass the night in song

As the moon
Rises o're the plain
She joins in his little song

And togther
Their voices rise
To sing the night-bird song

Whip-or-will
Whip-or-will
Come my love and sing

Whip-or-will
Whip-or-will
Let's pass the night in song

As comes dawn
And the light
The cease to sing their ending tune

But come evening
And the night
Their voices rise to sing a-new

Whip-or-will
Whip-or-will
Come my love and sing

Whip-or-will
Whip-or-will
Let's pass the night in song

As the days
And nights go by
Little ones learn to fly

And they're tought
The night-bird song
And so the treadition is passed along

Whip-or-will
Whip-or-will
Come my love and sing

Whip-or-will
Whip-or-will
Let's pass the night in song