Who Killed Cock Robin?









Silhouettes by Charles Folkard from Land of Nursery Rnyme

Who killed Cock Robin?
I, said the Sparrow,
With my bow and arrow
I killed Cock Robin.

Chorus:
All the birds in the air
Fell a’sighing and a’sobbing
When they heard of the death
Of poor Cock Robin.

I, said the Fly,
With my little eye
I saw him die.

I, said the Fish,
With my little dish
I caught his blood.

I, said the Bull,
Because I can pull
I’ll toll the bell.

I, said the Owl,
With my little trowel
I’ll dig his grave.

Who’ll be the parson?
I, daid the Rook,
With my little book
I’ll be the parson.

I, said the Dove,
For I mourn for my love,
I’ll be chief mourner.

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5 comments on “Who Killed Cock Robin?

  1. As you can understand from my name, I have been aware of this poem since I was a very small child. There is a musical version, performed by a Welsh singer, Owen Brannigan, which I also love, and which would accompany these illlustrations very well indeed.
    The silhouette drawings certainly set the mood for the poem. Excellent.

  2. Jan

    These are wonderful. Are they available for purchase?
    Thanks.

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