Why Does the Caged Bird Sing?
One of my earliest songs – inspired by the title of Maya Angelou’s first autobiographical book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
3 part harmony, 3 verses and chorus
Why does the caged bird sing?
She sings to keep her spirit strong
She sings to keep from crying and to keep her soul from dying
And her dreams are measured in her song
So take your courage and fly away: open the door and be gone
Fly through the sky and soar to the sun, leaving an echo of song…
pdf of score, mp3 recording of whole song, mp3 separate parts – midi file of piano