This is an English version of the German song, "Auf einem Baum ein Kuckuck saß" (A Cuckoo Sat on a Tree).

A "dickie bird" refers to a small bird. It's also a way to refer to a little bird to a child.

Notes

*Alternative line, "High up in a tree a dickey bird" or "Up in a Tree a Dickey bird." The bird is also spelled "dicky bird" and "dickey bird".

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