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The Peabody Bird

Peabody!  Peabody!  Peabody!

Why do you call that name

Over and over and over?

Is it a sort of game

That you play by yourself

The whole day through?

Is it someone you want?

I wish I knew.

Peabody!  Peabody!  Peabody!

From fir top or leafy spray,

It's a long name and a queer name

For a bird like you to say.

Can't you forget for a single hour?

They are either lost or dead.

Couldn't you look for someone else?

And wouldn't I do instead?