Chumbawamba - The Cutty Wren Lyrics




Oh where are you going? said Milder to Moulder
Oh we may not tell you! said Festel to Fose
We're off to the wood! said John the Red Nose
We're off to the wood! said John the Red Nose
And what will you do there? said Milder to Moulder
Oh we may not tell you! said Festel to Fose
We'll shoot the cutty wren! said John the Red Nose
We'll shoot the cutty wren! said John the Red Nose
Oh how will you cut him up? said Milder to Moulder
Oh we may not tell you! said Festel to Fose
With knives and with forks! said John the Red Nose
With knives and with forks! said John the Red Nose
And who´ll get the spare ribs? said Milder to Moulder
Oh we may not tell you! said Festel to Fose
We'll give them all to the poor! said John the Red Nose
We'll give them all to the poor! said John the Red Nose





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Chumbawamba The Cutty Wren Comments
  1. 1220b

    Great album. Bought it when it came out . Still play it to this day.

  2. Nuna

    This mightn't be in reference to rebellion or protest, but the holiday tradition of hunting wrens.

    It takes place on the 26th of December, and may date as far back as 2,000 years, it may have been inspired by the tale of Gwydion, who proved himself by shooting one of these birds between the tendons in one of it's legs.

    Just thought I'd offer an alternative theory, good song either way though.

    Gwen Nelson

    It is still traditional in Ireland on St. Stephen's Day except, fortunately, the wren is no longer killed.

  3. Nyckname

    🤘🤘🏻🤘🏼🤘🏽🤘🏾🤘🏿

  4. Helen Tucker

    Fucking brilliant! Saw them once somewhere in the midlands. Excellent! Xx

  5. Peter Shore

    English rebels . The noble savages

    John Stewart

    Peter Shore we need savages here in the states these days

  6. perpetual entropy

    its a lovely album...and its nice to see no dislikes

  7. Topcliffe

    Thanks so much for posting this album!