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Voodoo Dream – an inadvertent tribute to Michael Jackson and the old poem Who Killed Cock Robin?

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on June 26, 2009

From a few years back, a verse of the lullaby All the Pretty Little Horses that Lily and I recorded on an old Tascam cassette deck and to which I put some images. Though it was not intended as such it could be a tribute (low-rez) to this original and eccentric artist.

YOBM* Produckshins.

Hosted by * Yur Ol’ Black Mammie, another Naan altar eggo.

And this old poem could be appropriated by either his retinue of hangers-on or his devoted fans.

Who Killed Cock Robin

“Who killed Cock Robin?” “I,” said the Sparrow,
“With my bow and arrow, I killed Cock Robin.”
“Who saw him die?” “I,” said the Fly,
“With my little eye, I saw him die.”
“Who caught his blood?” “I,” said the Fish,
“With my little dish, I caught his blood.”
“Who’ll make the shroud?” “I,” said the Beetle,
“With my thread and needle, I’ll make the shroud.”
“Who’ll dig his grave?” “I,” said the Owl,
“With my pick and shovel, I’ll dig his grave.”
“Who’ll be the parson?” “I,” said the Rook,
“With my little book, I’ll be the parson.”
“Who’ll be the clerk?” “I,” said the Lark,
“If it’s not in the dark, I’ll be the clerk.”
“Who’ll carry the link?” “I,” said the Linnet,
“I’ll fetch it in a minute, I’ll carry the link.”
“Who’ll be chief mourner?” “I,” said the Dove,
“I mourn for my love, I’ll be chief mourner.”
“Who’ll carry the coffin?” “I,” said the Kite,
“If it’s not through the night, I’ll carry the coffin.”
“Who’ll bear the pall? “We,” said the Wren,
“Both the cock and the hen, we’ll bear the pall.”
“Who’ll sing a psalm?” “I,” said the Thrush,
“As she sat on a bush, I’ll sing a psalm.”
“Who’ll toll the bell?” “I,” said the bull,
“Because I can pull, I’ll toll the bell.”
All the birds of the air fell a-sighing and a-sobbing,
When they heard the bell toll for poor Cock Robin.

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  1. GCT™ per S.C. Foster said, on June 26, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Kinda like davey moore norma jean or the adoration of the elvi.
    So sad silly and needless. what do i know

  2. fp said, on June 28, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    i remember cheryl crow once saying on letterman? when she was at the height of her career and being worked very hard she wondered if maybe the record label and her management were colluding to kill her.

    good story

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196009/Im-better-dead-Im-How-Michael-Jackson-predicted-death-months-ago.html

  3. ruthanzo said, on June 28, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    avion flew? cheryl crow cock robin


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