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Who Killed Cock Robin?

[ Roud 494 ; Ballad Index SKE74 ; trad.]

Tim Hart, Maddy Prior and Melanie Harrold sang Who Killed Cock Robin? on Tim Hart and Friends' album Drunken Sailor and Other Kids Songs. This track was later reissued on the compilation CD Favourite Nursery Rhymes and Other Children's Songs.

Lyrics

Tim Hart and Friends sing Who Killed Cock Robin?

Who killed Cock Robin?
I, said the sparrow, with my bow and arrow
I killed Cock Robin.

Chorus (after each verse):
All the birds of the air fell a-sighing and a-sobbing
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.

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

Who'll be the parson?
I, said the rook, with my little book,
I'll be the parson.

Who'll be chief mourner?
I, said the dove, I'll mourn for my love,
I'll be chief mourner.

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