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Little sparrow, little sparrow
Precious fragile little thing
Little sparrow, little sparrow
Flies so high and feels no pain
All ye maidens hede my warning
Never trust the hearts of men
They will crush you like a sparrow
Leaving you to never mend
They will vow to always love you
Swear no love but yours will do
Then they'll leave you for another
Break your little heart in two

Little sparrow, little sparrow
Precious fragile little thing
Little sparrow, little sparrow
Flies so high and feels no pain

If I were a little sparrow
O'er these mountains I would fly
I would find him, I would find him
Look into his lying eyes
I would flutter all around him
On my little sparrow wings
I would ask him, I would ask him
Why he let me love in vain

I am not a little sparrow
I am just the broken dream
Of a cold false-hearted lover
And his evil cunning scheme

Little sparrow, little sparrow
Precious fragile little thing
Little sparrow, little sparrow
Flies so high and feels no pain

All ye maidens fair and tender
Never trust the hearts of men
They will crush you like a sparrow
Leaving you to never mend

Little sparrow, little sparrow
Oh the sorrow never ends



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    UnregisteredSep 6, 2011 at 10:54 am
    I had never heard this song by dolly until she sang it at a concert in birmingham which I had the pleasure to see. After a recent split with my husband this song had me in absolute tears as did many others that night. It sums up everything I have building up inside me and listening to it helps me let's it all out. :(
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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 5:53 am
    He made me listen to this song over and over just before he disapeared and forgot about my love. I wish he knew that i get it. That all the years we spent telling each other loving things were in vain, and nothing but a game to help him pass time
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    UnregisteredJan 13, 2012 at 5:23 am
    This is a song that needs to be heard by every woman who has been hurt. Far too many times we are nieve for we always so trusting.

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