Too-Ril-Te-Too (The Robin and the Cat)

DESCRIPTION: "Oh! Too-ril-te-too was a bonny cock robin, He tied up his tail with a piece of blue bobbin, His tail was no bigger than the tail of a flea, Too-ril-te-too Thought it pretty as a tail could be." The bird flies to a rail to show off and is eaten by a cat
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Linscott)
KEYWORDS: bird food death animal
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Linscott, pp. 293-294, "Too-Ril-Te-Too" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST Lins293 (Full)
Roud #3745
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Rory O'More" (tune)
File: Lins293

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