Buzzard Song
Miles Davis Lyrics

Boss, dat bird mean trouble.
Once de buzzard fold his wing an' light over yo' house,
All yo' happiness done dead.
Buzzard keep on flyin' over, take along yo' shadow.

Ain' nobody dead dis mornin'
Livin's jus' begun.
Two is strong where one is feeble;
Man an' woman livin', workin',
Sharin' grief an' sharin' laughter,
An' love like Augus' sun.
Trouble, is dat you over yonder
Lookin' lean an' hungry?

Don' you let dat buzzard keep you
Hangin' round my do'.
Ain' you heard de news this mornin'?
Step out, brudder, hit de gravel;

Porgy who you used to feed on,
Don' live here no mo'
Ha, ha, ha, ha! Buzzard, on yo' way!
Ole age, what is you anyhow,

Nuttin' but bein' lonely.
Pack yo' things an' fly from here,
Carry grief an' pain.
Dere's two folks livin' in dis shelter

Eatin', sleepin', singin', prayin'.
Ain' no such thing as loneliness.
An' Porgy's young again.

Buzzard, keep on flyin',
Porgy's young again.

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Comments from YouTube:

John Speight

My favorite tune in this album, except maybe for "Gone". I got my album back when Columbia Records had a record club and gave away 10 albums just for signing up!. Awesome.

Edward Buskirk Jr

This song includes the coolest thing anyone ever played on a tuba, but Prayer (Oh, Doctor Jesus) is the most beautiful thing Miles ever played.


This is one of the coolest songs in jazz, along with Quincy Jones's Killer Joe.

Richard A. Cannistra

An amazing album!

Vince Lombardi


Kevin Thomas

Short and sweet

Lillias Rodger

Can anyone tell me which high note he hits at the climax?

Lillias Rodger

Aha - thanks!

8balls fujlzha

unreliable miles.
so noisy n' idle

Paul Kudish

Some of us listen to Clifford Brown also!!!

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