Come Closer

Come Closer by KallmanMusic by Daniel Kallman
Lyrics by Daniel & Christine Kallman
Unison treble voices, piano; 3’00”
Hal Leonard Publ. (Henry Leck Series), 2009

If only the little singing bird would come closer. Appropriate for beginning choirs.

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Come Closer

Come closer, little singing bird;
I want to see what I have heard.
Come closer, little singing bird.

Flow freely, water clear and sweet;
Splashing and tickling my feet.
Flow freely, flow freely, water clear and sweet.

You are the cool of the lake in the summer,
You are the shower that makes the grass green.
Shiny and cold, you’re the ice that I skate on
When the snow’s falling soft and clean.

Stay longer, warming rays of sun;
Reach down and touch me as I run.
Stay longer, warming rays of sun.

Grow taller, tiny budding tree,
‘Til you’re ten times as big as me.
Grow taller, grow taller, tiny budding tree.

Will you remember me when I am older
And I come back to this place I once played?
Maybe the bird will call out from your branches
Songs so sweet I will wish I had stayed.

Daniel and Christine Kallman, copyright 2009,
Hal Leonard Corporation
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Christine Kallman writes plays, song lyrics, and poems.