Cock Robin's Death

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,

"In my little dish,

I caught his blood!"

Who'll make his shroud?

"I," said the Beetle,

"With my thread and needle,

I'll make his shroud!"

Who'll dig his grave?

"I," said the Owl,

"With my spade 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 him to the grave?

"I," said the Kite,

"If it's not in the night,

I'll carry him to the grave!"

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,

"For I mourn for my love,

I'll be chief mourner!"

Who'll sing a psalm?

"I," said the Thrush,

"If it's not in the bush,

I'll sing a psalm!"

Who'll toll the bell?

"I," said the Bull,

"Because I can pull,

I'll toll the bell!"

And all the birds fell

To sighing and sobbing,

When they heard tell

Of the death of Cock Robin!