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Thread #5615   Message #3177308
Posted By: Jim Dixon
27-Jun-11 - 03:07 PM
Thread Name: ADD: (Poor Little Robin) Walkin' to Missouri
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (Poor Little Robin) Walkin' to Missouri
Here's my transcription of the recording at YouTube:

Words and music by Bob Merrill, 1952
As sung by Tony Brent

CHORUS: Poor little robin, walkin', walkin', walkin' to Missouri,
He can't afford to fly.
Got a penny for a
Poor little robin, walkin', walkin', walkin' to Missouri?
Got a teardrop in his eye.

1. I hope my story don't make you cry,
But this bird flew too high.
He flew from his old Missouri home.
He fell right into the city ways
Like dancin' in cabarets.
From party to party he would roam.

2. He met a birdie who looked so nice,
A real bird of paradise,
Good lookin' but fickle in the heart.
She gave him kisses and gave him sighs,
But oh how she told him lies,
'Cause she loved another from the start.

3. His dreams are battered, his feathers bent.
Now he hasn't got a cent.
He feels like his heart is gonna break.
So if he ever walks up to you,
Please throw him a crumb or two
'Cause you could have made the same mistake.

YouTube also has a recording by Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra. The lyrics are exactly the same.