Fly across the ocean, birdie, fly beyond that gloomy sea;
There you'll find a truant lover, who has pledged his life to me.
Tell him how my heart was aching, aching that I gave him pain;
That my pride will not allow him to recall those words again.
Birdie, birdie, darling birdie, do not tarry on the way;
When you hear the ocean murmur, birdie, birdie, fly" away.
Take with you this glossy ringlet, place it on his bosom bare;
Tell him, birdie, to remember how my curls have nestled there.
Let him call to mind the moments when our hearts were both so free.
When he pledged his life forever unto me, yes, unto me.-Chorus.
Let him think how once he faltered, near the window, by my side.
When he asked me would I love him-when he asked me for his bride.
Fly away now, birdie darling, stay no more to hear me sigh;
There now, blest you, birdie, bless you, bear my message through the sky.-Cho.