Company

(Words and music by and © Talis Kimberley, 1992)

The King of the crows came into my room
He sat on the bed and said, ‘Look at the Moon
You know the Moon is sick, she hasn’t a chance
Unless we find the garden where stone lord dance –
It takes a child like you, or one of your kind
With a willing spirit and an open mind
It takes a bird like me, a crow or a rook
But don’t ask me why – I didn’t write this book’

The King of the crows tells terrible lies
His speech is more crooked than the way he flies
He’s fond of me, I’m glad he comes by
And when I’m big enough he says he’ll teach me to fly:

My Daddy paints pictures of all kind of things
My Mama does plenty but she mostly sings
She sings to me sometimes, to help me to sleep
She’d be surprised to learn about the Company I keep

There’s creatures that live in the corners of rooms
My Mama can’t see them but she knows I do
She says ‘what’s so funny, that I can’t see?’
When the creature in the corner’s pulling faces at me

My Daddy paints pictures of all kind of things
My Mama does plenty but she mostly sings
She sings to me sometimes, to help me to sleep
She’d be surprised to learn about the Company I keep

… the King of the crows and the creatures in the corner of the room

My Daddy paints pictures of all kind of things
My Mama does plenty but she mostly sings
She sings to me sometimes, to help me to sleep
She’d be surprised to learn about the Company I keep


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