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4 Calling Birds
What in the world is a calling bird? Through the wonderful world wide web I discovered that the ‘calling birds’ in the song is a variation of the word ‘colly’ or ‘collie bird'. The definition of ‘colly’ is ‘black’ and came from the old word for coal. So simply put, a ‘calling bird’ is a blackbird. Maybe they baked them in a pie? Oh, that's from a nursery rhyme; never mind.
Mine, in the picture above, are prettier in red don't you think?
We also like to think of them as representing the 4 gospels.
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