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Upon the Bough

[words A.P.H., music Heather Wood]

Heather Wood sang Upon the Bough in 1968 on The Young Tradition's last LP, Galleries. She commented in the album's sleeve notes:

This is Heather's musical setting of a short poem by A.P.H. which appeared in Punch. It is supposedly written by a little old lady who is anti-“blood sports”. Listen carefully, and apply your knowledge of natural history.

Lyrics

Upun the bough the partridge sings
Till cruel bullets pierce her wing.