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An elegy on the death and burial of Cock Robin [unknown] [1820?]

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 COCK   ROBIN.
WHO kill'd Cock Robin ?
I, says the Sparrow,
With my bow and arrow,
And I kili'd Cock Robin.
This is the Sparrow,
With his bow and arrow.
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Who saw him die?
I, said the Ply,
With my little eye,
And I saw him die.
This is the Fly,
Writh his little eye.
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Who caught his blood ?
1, said the Fish,
With my little dish,
And I caught his blood.
This is the Fish,
That held the dish.
Who made his shroud ?
I, said the Beetle,
With my little needle,
And 1 made his shroud.
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This is the Beetle,
With his thread and needle.
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Who shall dig the grave ?
I, said the Owl,
With my spade and shov'l,
And I'll dig his grave.
This is the Owl so brave,
That dug Cock Robin's grave.
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Who will be the Parson ?
I, said the Rook,
With my little book,
And I will be the Parson.
Here's parson Rook,
A reading his book.
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Who will be the clerk ?
1, said the Lark,
If 'tis not in the dark,
And I will be the clerk.
Behold how the Lark,
Sa)Ts Amen, like a clerk.
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Who'll carry him to the grave0
I, said the Kite,
If'tis not in the night,
And I'll carry him tothegrave.
Behold now the Kite,
How he takes his flight.
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Who will carry the link,
I, said the Linnet,
I'll fetch it in a minute,
And I'll carry the link.
Here's the Linnet with a light
Altho' 'tis not night.
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Wrho'll be the chief mourner?
I, said the Dove,
For I mourn for my love,
And I'll be the chief mourner.
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Here's a pretty Dove,
That mourns for her love.
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Who'll bear the pall ?
We, says the Wrens,
Both the cock and the hen,
And we,ll bear the pall.
See the Wrens so small,
Who bore Cock Robin's pall.
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Who'll sing a psalm ?
I, says the Thrush,
As he sat in a bush,
And I'll sing a psalm.
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Here's a fine Thrush,
Singing psalms in a bush.
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Who'll toll the bell?
I, says the Bull,
Because 1 can pull,
So Cock Robin farewell.
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AH the birds in the air,
Fell a sighing and sobbing,
When they heard the bell toll
For poor Cock Robin.
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