Little Birdie…

Great Moments in Literature, number 47: Ghent, 1492. First recorded use of the poem beginning “Little Birdie Flying High…” by disgruntled pilgrim.*
little-birdie

It runs:

Little birdie flying high
dropped a message from the sky.
As I wiped it from my eye
I thought “Thanks goodness cows don’t fly!”
— Anon.