A Little Cock-sparrow Sat on a High Tree - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Here's a version of this song from The Real Mother Goose (1916):

A little cock-sparrow sat on a green tree,
And he chirruped, he chirruped, so merry was he;
A naughty boy came with his wee bow and arrow,
Determined to shoot this little cock-sparrow.

"This little cock-sparrow shall make me a stew,
And his giblets shall make me a little pie, too."
"Oh, no," says the sparrow "I won't make a stew."
So he flapped his wings and away he flew.

A Little Cock-sparrow Sat on a High Tree - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Comment After Song Image
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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - A Little Cock-sparrow Sat on a High Tree

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The 1st illustration and version of the song are from The Baby's Bouquet, A Fresh Bunch of Rhymes and Tunes by Walter Crane (1878). The 2nd illustration is from The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.