This song was created from
my memories of Costa
Rica and the beautiful
tropical birds I remembered-I
used my parrot and toucan bird puppets
with the children for this song
THE TROPICAL BIRD SITS HIGH IN A TREE,
PRETTY BRIGHT COLORS FOR ALL TO SEE,
RED AND YELLOW AND BLUE AND GREEN,
THE SHADES OF A RAINBOW CAN BE SEEN.
AND IT’S NOT AT ALL ABSURD,
FOR THIS PRETTY LITTLE BIRD,
TO REPEAT EVERY WORD YOU SAY,
HE MAY CHIRP AND SQUAWK,
BEFORE HE TALKS
THEN FLY ON HIS WAY.