In the branches of a tree,
Birds are singing cheerily,
For their pretty nest is made,
Pearly eggs within it laid.
Mother bird with brooding wings,
Warms the eggs, the precious things,
Till the baby birds awake,
Through the pearly egg shells break.
Then they call, "Peep, mother dear!"
"Peep!" she answers, "mother's here!"
While the father bird above
Sings his song of happy love.
Four baby birds in a nest hope that their mother will drop the caterpillar in their mouth in this vintage illustrated children's song from 1901.