Rockin' Robin

Song information

Author: Jimmie Thomas
Album title: Got To Be There
Year of release: 1972
Duration: 2:30
Lyrics:
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Tweedily deedily dee, tweedily deedily dee
Tweedily deedily dee, tweedily deedily dee
Tweedily deedily dee, tweedily deedily dee
Tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet

**
He rocks in the treetops all day long
Hoppin' and a-boppin' and a-singin' his song
All the little birdies on J-Bird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet, tweet, tweet

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Rockin' robin, rock, rock
Rockin' robin
Go rockin' robin
'Cause we're really gonna rock tonight

Every little swallow, every chickadee
Every little bird in the tall oak tree
The wise old owl, the big black crow
Flappin' their wings singin' „Go bird, go“

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The pretty little raven at the bird man stand
Taught him how to do the bop and it was grand
He started goin' steady and „Bless my soul!“
He out-bopped the buzzard and the oriole

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Song recording information:
  • Produced by Mel Larson and Jerry Marcellino
  • Arranged by James Anthony Carmichael
Song released in albums:
Song type Album title, song's alt. title Duration Year of release
Michael Jackson — Got To Be There 2:30 1972
Michael Jackson — Rockin' Robin [M 1197F] S 2:30 1972
Michael Jackson — Rockin' Robin [TMG 816] S 1972
Michael Jackson — The Best Of Michael Jackson 2:31 1975
The Jackson 5 — Anthology 2:30 1976
Michael Jackson — 18 Greatest Hits 2:29 1983
Michael Jackson — Got To Be There [TMG 994] S 1985
Michael Jackson — Anthology 2:31 1986
[A] Michael Jackson — The Original Soul Of Michael Jackson 2:30 1987
The Michael Jackson Mix - 40 Hits 1987
Michael Jackson — Motown's Greatest Hits 2:29 1992
Michael Jackson — Motown Legends 2:34 1993
Michael Jackson — The Best Of Michael Jackson (Anthology Series) 2:32 1995
The Jackson 5 — Soulsation! 2:33 1995
The Jackson 5 — The Ultimate Collection 2:32 1995
Michael Jackson — The Best Of Michael Jackson - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection 2:34 2000
Michael Jackson — Classic Michael Jackson - The Universal Masters Collection 2:32 2001
The Jacksons — The Very Best Of 2:33 2004
Michael Jackson — The Essential Michael Jackson 2:32 2005
Michael Jackson — Colour Collection 2:31 2007
Michael Jackson — Gold 2:31 2008
Michael Jackson — The Motown Years 2:36 2008
[A] Michael Jackson — Pure Michael - Motown A Cappella

Rockin' Robin (A Cappella)

2:08 2009
Michael Jackson — The Definitive Collection 2:32 2009
Michael Jackson — Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection 2:35 2009
[G] The Jackson 5 — Live At The Forum 2010