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Eliza And Martin Carthy – Happiness lyrics

Happiness is like a bird with twenty wings
Try 2 catch him as he flies
Happiness is like a bird that only sings
When his head is in the skies

You can try 2 make him walk beside you
You can say the door is open wide
If you grab at him, woe betide ya
I know because I've tried

Like a butterfly upon an April mornin'
Very quickly takin' fright
Happiness is come & gone without a warnin'
Jack O Lantern in the night

I will follow him across the meadow
I will follow him across the hills
& if I can catch him I will try 2 bring you
Oh, yes, happiness & if I can catch him I will try 2 bring you
All my love & happiness

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