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  • Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower: “Little Bird, Little Bird”

    Camera: Jackson Harvey, Charlie Weber, Rameshwar Bhatt, Lauren Jackson, Abbi Hendrix
    Editing: Jackson Harvey
    Photo: Michael Barnes

    Rounding out the tribute to Pete Seeger at the 2019 Folklife Festival, Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower led the audience in a singalong of an American folk classic. You can find “Little Bird, Little Bird” on Mitchell’s 2006 album You Are My Little Bird from Smithsonian Folkways, but also as “Fly Through My Window” on Seeger’s Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Fishes from 1955. Follow along for the sounds of the D.C. birds, the chickadee, the rude blue jay, and a little lesson in American Sign Language.

    Elisa Hough is the editor at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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