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The lyrics of The Turtle and the Flamingo are based on a poem written by James T. Fields (1817-1881). The humorous story of a young turtle who falls in love with, and is rejected by, a “blazingly beauteous” flamingo is one that both singers and audiences will find enjoyable. Fields penned a more serious ending for the love-sick turtle, but the composers couldn’t bear to add it to this song for children’s choirs. They have instead chosen to end their song with a verse allowing the lively turtle to live and love another day.
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