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Cock Robin
Last updated: 24.01.17
This was a childhood favourite of mine which I used to love to hear my mother singing. I suppose "little-boy-like" I loved the gory bits about killing little birds and digging graves and it has a fine rousing chorus All the birds of the air were a-sighin' and a-sobbin' ....... My mother said that she learned this song from an Arthur Mee Encyclopaedia as a young girl when living with a certain Mrs Lloyd in Somer's Road, Worcester.
Her version can be found in A Mum's (Mostly Musical) Memories.
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Who killed Cock Robin?
"I", said the sparrow, "with my bow and arrow
I killed Cock Robin.

Chorus
All the birds of the air fell a-sighin' and a-sobbin'
When they heard of the death of poor Cock Robin
When they heard of the death of poor Cock Robin

Who saw him die?
"I", said the fly, "with my little eye
I saw him die.

Chorus

Who'll dig his grave?
"I", said the owl, "with my spade and trowel
I'll dig his grave.

Chorus

Who'll toll the bell?
"I", said the bull, "because I can pull
I'll toll the bell.

Chorus