“Free Little Bird”


"I'm as free little bird as I can be (x2), I'm as free at my age as a bird in a cage, I'm as free little bird...." "Take me home, little birdie, take me home...." "Oh, I won't build my nest on the ground...."

Same tune

  • Clayton McMichen's Georgia Wildcats, "Free a Little Bird As I Can Be No. 2" (Decca 5701, 1939)
  • Roane County Ramblers, "Free a Little Bird - 1930 Model" (Columbia 15498-D, 1930; rec. 1929)

Cross references


  • Allen Brothers, "Free a Little Bird" (Victor V-40266, 1930; Bluebird B-5668, 1934; rec. 1928)
  • Clarence Ashley, Clint Howard et al: "Free Little Bird" (on Ashley03, WatsonAshley01)
  • Cousin Emmy [Cynthia May Carver], "Free Little Bird" (Decca 24216, 1947)
  • Dykes Magic City Trio, "Free Little Bird" (Brunswick 129, 1927; on CrowTold01)
  • John Hammond, "Free A Little Bird As I Can Be" (Challenge 332 [as William Price], 1927)
  • Austin Harmon, "Free Little Bird" (AAFS 2887 A1)
  • Roscoe Holcomb, "I'm a Free Little Bird" (on Holcomb1, HolcombCD1)
  • Bascom Lamar Lunsford, "Free Little Bird" (AAFS 1778 B2) (AAFS 3244 A2)
  • Clayton McMichen's Wildcats, "I'm Free a Little Bird as I Can Be" (Decca 5574, 1938)
  • Ridgel's Fountain Citians, "Free Little Bird" (Vocalion 5389, 1930; rec. 1929)
  • [Leonard] Rutherford & [John] Foster, "I'm As Free a Little Birdie As Can Be" (Gennett 6746, 1929; on KMM)


  1. Fuson, p. 130, "Free Little Bird" (1 text)
  2. Shellans, p. 24, "Pretty Little Bird" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Darling-NAS, pp. 268-269, "Free a Little Bird" (1 text)
  4. Silber-FSWB, p. 391, "Free Little Bird" (1 text)
  5. Roud #7690
  6. BI, FSWB391A


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (recording, Dykes Magic City Trio)
Found in: US(Ap,SE)