Hadestown - Hey, Little Songbird - Missing Lyrics

Enter the missing lyrics to 'Hey, Little Songbird' from the musical 'Hadestown'.
Based on the Original Live Cast Recording.
Quiz by WanPanFam
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Last updated: April 18, 2019
First submittedApril 18, 2019
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Character
Lyrics
Hades
Hey, little songbird, gimme a song
I'm a busy man and I can't stay long
I've got clients to call, I've got orders to fill
I've got walls to build, I've got riots to quell
And they're givin' me hell back in Hades
 
 
 
Hey, little songbird, cat got your tongue?
 
Always a pity for one so pretty and young
Hades
When poverty come to clip your wings
 
And knock the wind right out of your lungs
 
Hey, nobody sings on empty
 
 
Eurydice
Strange is the call of this strange man
I wanna fly down and feed off his hand
I want a nice soft place to land
I wanna lie down forever
 
 
Hades
Hey, little songbird, you got something fine
You'd shine like a diamond down in the mine
And the choice is yours if you're willing to choose
Seeing as you've got nothing to lose
And I could use a canary
 
 
Eurydice
Suddenly, nothing is as it was
Where are you now Orpheus?
Wasn't it gonna be the two of us?
Weren't we birds of a feather?
 
 
Hades
Hey, little songbird, lemme guess
He's some kind of poet and he's penniless
Gimme your hand, he'll give you his hand-to-mouth
He'll wright you a poem when the hour is out
So why not fly south for the winter?
 
 
 
Hey, little songbird, look all around ya
 
See how the vipers and vultures surround ya
Hades
And they'll take you down and they'll pick you clean
 
If you stick around such a desperate scene
 
See, people get mean when the chips are down
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