This charming German melody is ideal for a quiet song and lends itself readily to imaginative actions, eg, clasped hands for a pigeon house opening to free the birds; fluttering fingers for wings; a point upwards to the "tallest tree"; and head bent sideways resting on folded hands, eyes closed, as pigeons coo themselves to sleep.
My pigeon house
I open wide
As I set all my pigeons free.
They fly about
on ev'ry side
and they perch on the tallest tree.
But then they return
from their merry, merry flight;
they close their eyes and they say, "Good night."
Coo-coo, Coo-coo, Coo-coo.
Source: Sing a Song With Sparks and Brownies published by Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada.
Original source unknown. Probably public domain. May be reproduced.