Two Little Dicky Birds Sitting on a Wall Lyrics

Two Little Dicky Birds Song – Lyrics in French and in English – Free Printables
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Two Little Dicky Birds

Language: English
Themes: animals, numbers, prepositions of location, opposites

 

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Two Little Dicky Birds Lyrics

«Two Little Dicky Birds» is a traditional nursery rhyme and fingerplay for children. It was first published in the collection called “Mother Goose’s Melody in London around 1765. The lyrics of the modern version have been slightly modified and the names of the birds have been changed.

 

Culture and Vocabulary:

  • English names
  • action verbs : fly, sit, come

Phonology:

  • bird [‘bɜ:d], little [‘lɪtəl], come [‘kʌm], wall [‘wɔ:l], fly [‘flaɪ]

English Version:

Two Little Dicky Birds

Two little dicky birds sitting on a wall
One named Peter, one named Paul.
Fly away Peter! Fly away Paul!
Come back Peter! Come back Paul!

French Translation:

Deux petits zoziaux

Deux petits zoziaux posés sur un mur,
Un s’appelle Pierre, un s’appelle Paul.
Envole-toi, Pierre ! Envole-toi, Paul !
Reviens, Pierre ! Reviens, Paul !

 

Original Lyrics:

There were two blackbirds
Sat upon a hill,
The one was nam’d Jack,
The other nam’d Gill;
Fly away Jack,
Fly away Gill,
Come again Jack,
Come again Gill.

Mother Goose’s Melody

 

Other versions:

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill.
One named Jack and one named Jill.
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Two little blackbirds flying in the sky.
One named Low and one named High.
Fly away Low, fly away High.
Come back Low, come back High.

Two little blackbirds sitting on a pole.
One named Fast and one named Slow.
Fly away Fast, fly away Slow.
Come back Fast, come back Slow.

Two little blackbirds sitting on a gate.
One named Early and one named Late.
Fly away Early, fly away Late.
Come back Early, come back Late.

Two little blackbirds sitting on the ice.
One named Early and one named Late.
Fly away Early, fly away Late.
Come back Early, come back Late.

More Opposites

Two little blackbirds sitting on the ice, One was mean, the other was nice…
Two little blackbirds  sitting on a gate, One was wobbly and the other was straight…
Two little blackbirds  sitting on a lilly, One was serious, the other was silly…
Two little blackbirds sitting on a mop, One named bottom, one named top…
Two little blackbirds sitting on a car, one named near, one named far…
Two little blackbirds sitting on a cloud, One named quiet, one named loud…

 



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