The Mating Call
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


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The red breasted robin is calling his mate
The bluebird and ? too
Every sweet song is the mating call
Everything young is a mating call
Hear my heart calling to you
Hear my heart calling to you

The deer in the forest is calling the doe
The red fox is calling the white
All through the air goes the mating call
Yes everywhere there's a mating call
Saying come love me tonight, tonight
Saying come love me tonight

All nature is playing
This one melody
And nature is stronger
Than you dear or me

My arms long for your arms
As yours long for me
Why should we deny this is true
Birdsup above in the treetops all
Fly to their loves with a mating call




Why won't you fly to me too
Why won't you fly to me too

Overall Meaning

The song "The Mating Call" by Jimmie Rodgers is about the call of nature, specifically the mating call, and how it affects every creature in the wild. The lyrics describe how different animals, such as the robin, bluebird, deer, and red fox are all using their natural instincts to call out to their mates. The song praises the natural and instinctive aspects of love, and urges the other person to acknowledge their desire for each other.


The song emphasizes how nature is stronger than humans, and that we can't deny our natural urges. We see this in the line, "And nature is stronger than you dear or me." This highlights the idea that we can't resist the mating call, and we should accept and embrace it. The singer longs for the other person, and urges them to come to him like the birds flying to their mates.


Overall, "The Mating Call" is a romantic song about the powerful nature of love, and how it is a universal feeling that affects every creature.


Line by Line Meaning

The red breasted robin is calling his mate
Even the birds have someone to call, so I'm calling out to you


The bluebird and ? too
Even other pretty birds are calling for their partners


Every sweet song is the mating call
Every lovely tune is a call for love


Everything young is a mating call
All that's youthful and full of life is singing out for love


Hear my heart calling to you
You're the one I'm calling out to, with all my heart


The deer in the forest is calling the doe
Even animals in the wild cry out for their loves


The red fox is calling the white
Even the sly foxes have someone they're calling for


All through the air goes the mating call
The call for love is carried on the wind, all around us


Yes everywhere there's a mating call
All over the world, others are calling out for their loves


Saying come love me tonight, tonight
Calling out, begging for a night of love


All nature is playing This one melody And nature is stronger Than you dear or me
Nature is singing out as a united front, a harmony of love that even you and I can't resist


My arms long for your arms As yours long for me
I'm reaching out for you, and I know you're reaching for me too


Why should we deny this is true
Let's accept that we're meant for each other


Birds up above in the treetops all Fly to their loves with a mating call
Even the birds take flight to join their loves through their calls for love


Why won't you fly to me too
Join me in love, let's fly together




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: SYLVIA DEE, JERRY WHITMAN

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