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Magpie
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Album

 The Sunset Tree

Released

 2005

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:00

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Song for Dennis Brown

Magpie is the 10th song on the album The Sunset Tree.

LyricsEdit

Feed the kittens in the kitchen
Set food out for the strays
Try hard to do your best
The magpie will have his way

Fill your mouth with berries
By the full light of the moon
Work all night if you have to
The magpie comes at noon

Shore up the crucifixes 
Above the archways and the doors
The magpie will come at midday
And you will go down on all fours

And when the cherry's white with blossoms
Be ready and be brave
And remember what we had here
When there was something left to save

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

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