There was a little snow white bird [Flemish folksong] (choir SSAA)

Daar was een sneeuwwit vogeltje

16th century (uncertain) Flemish folksong
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An old flemish song, probably sixteenth century, about "a little snow white bird".

The lyrics are about a person in love asking a little white bird to bring a letter to the beloved. The bird does so, flying across the fence of the beloved’s house. But the reply to the letter is that the beloved person already married someone else half a year ago. (source:

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16th century (uncertain) Flemish folksong
Year of composition
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16th century (uncertain) Flemish folksong
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
Classical music

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