SongbirdWords & Music by David Wolford & Steve Nelson*
Recorded by Barbra Streisand, 1978
DM7/9 Bm Bm7 G/B A7sus4 A7 Songbird sings from the heart; each word can tear you apart. DM7/9 Bm Bm7 G/B A7sus4 A7 I sing, you sing along, you find your life in my song. F# F#7 Bm Bm7/E G G/F#G/E When you need the strength to carry on, G/B A7sus4 A7 You've got me to turn to; B G Em7 D With the songs that I sing, and the magic they bring, DM7 A7 They've helped you be strong now. B G Em7 D DM7 Bm The song sets you free, but who sings to me? Bm7 G/B A7sus4 A7 A7sus4 A7 DM7/9 I'm all alone now. Who sings for songbird? DM7/9 Bm Bm7 G/B A7sus4 A7 Sometimes, when I'm all alone, I sing my saddest song; DM7/9 Bm Bm7 G/B A7sus4 A7 Lonely, and no one can see this time the song is for me. F# F#7 Bm Bm7/E G G/F# G/E I can touch your secret place inside, G/B A7sus4 A7 And still you don't know me; B G Em7 D With the songs that I sing, and the magic they bring DM7 A7 You've learned to be strong now B G Em7 D DM7 Bm The song sets you free, but who sings to me? Bm7 G/B A7sus4 A7 I'm all alone now. A7sus4 A7 DM7/9 G G/F# G/B A7sus4 A7 DM7/9 Where is my songbird who sings his song for me?
*This song certainly lead me on one merry chase. It took tracking down a second-hand copy of the 1978 album of the same name to find the author's names -- and despite the album liner having a nearly exhaustive list of credits, the authors' names appear only on the label itself, listed as D.Wolford & S. Nelson. This chart (with that information) has been here for roughly a year, and it was only recently that a visitor e-mailed me with their first names.