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Lyr/tune Req: Sunday dawn, Cock-a-doodle-doo

GUEST,Howie 28 Jan 13 - 05:11 PM
GUEST,999 28 Jan 13 - 05:32 PM
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GUEST,999 28 Jan 13 - 06:26 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Does anyone have the words (and tune) to:
From: GUEST,Howie
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 05:11 PM

Does anyone have the words (and tune) to: "Sunday dawn, Cock-a-doodle-do, he was gone, Cock-a-doodle-do, and I thought my heart would break."

Thanks! Howie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you have the words (and tune) to: 'Su
From: GUEST,999
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 05:32 PM

The Day the Thunder Died - Page 245 - Google Books

Get to that by searching for

Cock-a-doodle-do, and I thought my heart would break


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words and tune to: 'Sunday dawn, Cock-a-
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 06:20 PM

I emailed the author of that book about 4+ weeks ago, but I have not heard back!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words and tune to: 'Sunday dawn, Cock-a-
From: GUEST,999
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 06:26 PM

I found nothing else on the www. I'll look further.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words and tune to: 'Sunday dawn, Cock-a-
From: GUEST,999
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 06:41 PM

Try emailing him again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words and tune to: 'Sunday dawn, Cock-a-
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 06:58 PM

I have - three or four times.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words and tune to: 'Sunday dawn, Cock-a-
From: GUEST,999
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 07:08 PM

Have you tried his publisher?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words and tune to: 'Sunday dawn, Cock-a-
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 09:30 PM

Yes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words and tune to: 'Sunday dawn, Cock-a-
From: GUEST,999
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 09:32 PM

Man, did you sign it 666 ??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words and tune to: 'Sunday dawn, Cock-a-
From: GUEST,999
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 09:40 PM

I just sent a request for info, too. We'll see what happens.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words and tune to: 'Sunday dawn, Cock-a-
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 11:54 PM

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/tune Req: Sunday dawn, Cock-a-doodle-doo
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 02:22 AM

Here's what I was able to glean from The Day The Thunder Died, by Urban Prescott, page 245:

    Three nights I laid awake, cock a doodle do,
    Waiting for my rooster to say, cock a doodle do,
    Sunday morn, cock a doodle do,
    He was gone, cock a doodle do,
    And I thought my heart would break.
I think that's all of the song that there is in the Prescott book.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/tune Req: Sunday dawn, Cock-a-doodle-doo
From: GUEST,999
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 08:19 AM

I agree, Joe. I also think it's the author's creation because there is no end note or footnote superscript number as one might expect were it attributable to someone else. That said, the kids remark they'd heard it from their mother.

I'm struck by the snippet because of the allusions to Peter(?) and the 'thrice deny me' and possibly also Christ's death--but the ending of the paragraph when the daughter says the rooster "went into the pot" may shoot that idea in the foot. Without reading the entire book it's difficult to contextualize with any hope of accuracy. The author is a man of the cloth (he uses the term Rev in his email address), but he's also a writer and they tend to use what they can to create a story.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/tune Req: Sunday dawn, Cock-a-doodle-doo
From: GUEST,999
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 08:25 AM

Then again, maybe I'm reading too much into it. Sometimes a story is just a story.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/tune Req: Sunday dawn, Cock-a-doodle-doo
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 03:51 AM

Hi, 999-

The requestor, Howie, contacted me by e-mail. He said his wife learned it as a kid and she's now 52. I'm betting it's in one of our school songbooks....if we only knew the title of the song.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/tune Req: Sunday dawn, Cock-a-doodle-doo
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 11:56 AM

My wife thinks the title is the "Lost Rooster Song" or "Lost Rooster"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/tune Req: Sunday dawn, Cock-a-doodle-doo
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 01:36 PM

Found several "lost rooster" and cock-a-doodle-doo songs, some traditional, but not the verse quoted here.

Haven't tried the school songbooks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/tune Req: Sunday dawn, Cock-a-doodle-doo
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 01:56 PM

This is what my wife thinks are the lyrics. She could be wrong tho! Roughly 45 years since she learned it!

He has feathers blue and bright, Cock-a-doodle-do,
When he sings Cock-a-doodle-do,
Flaps his wings, Cock-a-doodle-do,
He is such a pretty sight.

France and Spain I travelled through, Cock-a-doodle-do,
And to Germany I flew, Cock-a-doodle-do,
No bird there, Cock-a-doodle-do,
Not in England or Peru.

So kind friends both far and near, Cock-a-doodle-do,
To my pleading heart give ear, Cock-a-doodle-do,
Find my pet Cock-a-doodle-do,
Don't forget Cock-a-doodle-do,
Bring me back my rooster dear.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/tune Req: Sunday dawn, Cock-a-doodle-doo
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 02:06 PM

What about that "three nights" verse, Howie? Is that part of what your wife remembers? Where does it fit in?

Three nights I laid awake, cock a doodle do,
Waiting for my rooster to say, cock a doodle do,
Sunday morn, cock a doodle do,
He was gone, cock a doodle do,
And I thought my heart would break.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/tune Req: Sunday dawn, Cock-a-doodle-doo
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 03:31 PM

This is how my wife remembers it:

Sunday dawn, Cock-a-doodle-do, he was gone, Cock-a-doodle-do, and I thought my heart would break.

He has feathers blue and bright, Cock-a-doodle-do, when he sings Cock-a-doodle-do, flaps his wings, Cock-a-doodle-do, he is such a pretty sight.

France and Spain I travelled through, Cock-a-doodle-do, and to Germany I flew, Cock-a-doodle-do, no bird there, Cock-a-doodle-do, not in England or Peru.

So kind friends both far and near, Cock-a-doodle-do, to my pleading heart give ear, Cock-a-doodle-do, find my pet Cock-a-doodle-do, don't forget Cock-a-doodle-do, Bring me back my rooster dear.


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