IRVING BERLIN lyrics - The Little Red Lacquer Cage

IRVING BERLIN
"The Little Red Lacquer Cage"

[Verse:]
Locked in a cage I'm sad as I can be
Singing my song all the day long
It seems I can hear the forest calling me
How I keep longing just to be free

[Refrain:]
I'd love to leave my little red lacquer cage
And fly away out there where I

Could sing my beautiful song
In the forest where I belong

The little birds that live in a tree
Would love to hear my sweet melody

I hate to sing the song that God gave to me
In a little red lacquer cage