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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
09-Dec-13 - 01:26 PM
Thread Name: Songs about World War I
Subject: RE: Songs about World War I
Lyr. Add: WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN? (R.F.C.)

Who killed Cock Robin?
"I" said the Hun,
"With my *Lewis gun.
I killed Cock Robin."

All the planes in the air
Went a-dipping and a-throbbing,
When they heard of the death of poor Cock Robin,
When they heard of the death of poor Cock Robin.

Who saw him hit?
"I" said old Fritz,
"And I have a bit,
I saw him hit."

And all of the planes in the air
Went a-swaying and a-bobbing,
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 spy,
"with my telepathic eye,
I saw him die."

And all the planes in the air
Went a-strafing and a-bombing,
When they heard of the death of poor Cock Robin.
When they heard of the death of poor Cock Robin.

(The *Lewis gun, fitted to aeroplanes, fired 600 rounds a minute.)

F. T, Nettleingham, 1917, "Tommy's Tunes," p. 61