A beautiful quail on a branch near by,
she’s perched there crying “chi-ca-go”.
while there’s a hawk circling the sky,
she cries out once more “chi-ca-go”.
Across the way is her handsome mate,
to her nervously he’s saying “be-care-ful”.
“Pit-pit” he calls at an alarming rate,
Then again he says to her “be-care-ful”.
A great grey chest takes to the air,
shortly she follows crying “chi-ca-go”.
Grasped in talons, one from the pair,
she repeatedly screeches “chi-ca-go”.
Frightened and heartbroken she mourns,
crying out to him constantly, “where’d-ya-go”.
Into the rose bush with prickly thorns,
taking cover as she’s hiccuping “where’d-ya-go”.