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As I awoke one morning... | 30-Dec-07

As I awoke one morning, when all good things are born
A robin perched upon my sill to welcome in the dawn

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As i awoke one morning, when all good things are born
A robin perched on my window sill to welcome in the dawn He was so small and fragile and sweetly he did sing
Of thoughts of joy and happiness in my heart did spring
I smiled to myself as i stood beside my bed
And slowly brought the window down and smashed it on his head.........
Rob Preston

this is one version that i found...there are many -
I woke early one morning,
The earth lay cool and still
When suddenly a tiny bird
Perched on my window sill,
He sang a song so lovely
So carefree and so gay,
That slowly all my troubles
Began to slip away.
He sang of far off places
of laughter and of fun,
It seemed his very trilling,
brought up the morning sun.
I stirred beneath the covers
Crept slowly out of bed,
Then gently shut the window
And crushed his little head
I'm not a morning person

lin greenhalgh

Recorded by Scottish folk sing Matt McGinn. About 30 years ago and is available on cd
John Mcd

The version I learned:

As I awoke one morning, when all sweet things are born
A Robin perched upon my sill to greet the coming morn
His song was cheerful, bright and gay
And then a hush, a moment's lull
I slowly lowered the window down
And crushed his stupid skull.
Terry Luedeke

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