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Red Red Robin

Harry Woods ©1926 Callicoon Music

I learned this song from my Mom, who learned it from the radio
when she was three years old. My grandmother used to tell stories
of her bopping around the house singing it. Even as I was growing up,
my Mom sang constantly around the house; this song is the one I most identify
with her.

Lui: vocal, guitar; Anand: bass, mandolin, harmony vocals;
Dana: banjo;
Rani: fiddle;
Scott: Drumship Enterprise (see www.raniarbo.com for full explanation)

When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbin’ along, along
There’ll be no more sobbin’ when he keeps throbbin’ that old sweet song
Wake up, wake up you sleepyhead, get up, get up, get out of bed
Cheer up, cheer up, the sun is red, live, love, laugh and be happy

What if I’ve been blue, now I’m walking through fields of flowers
Rain may glisten but still I’ll listen for hours and hours
I’m just a kid again, doin’ what I did again, singin’ this song
When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbin’ along.

Guitar in standard tuning
capoed on the 3rd fret