This is the way i learned it Tweeleelee tweeleele Tweet baby tweet baby Your breath sting strong Rockin in the tree top all day long Huffin and a puffin and singing that song All the little girls on jay bird street Love to hear the robin goin tweet tweet tweet Rockin robin tweet tweelee Mothers in the kitchen cookin rice Daddy outside shootin that dice Brothers in jail raising up hell sisters on the corner sellin fruit tail Rockin robin tweet tweelee went downstairs to get a stick of butter saw james brown sittin in the gutter took a piece of glass shoved it up his @$$ i never seen a mutha @$^* run so fast rockin robin Tweet tweelee
I HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN IT LIKE THIS… TWEET BAYBE TWEET BAYBE MY MAMA SAYS SHE ROCKS I THE TREE TOPS ALL DAY LONG HUFFIN AND A PUFFIN SINGIN DAT SONG! ALL LITTLE GIRLS ON JAY BIRDS STREET LOVE TO HEAR THE BIRDS GO TWEET TWEET TWEET… ROCKIN ROBIN TWEET TWALIE ROCKIN ROBIN TWEET TWALIE…MAMAS IN THE KITCHEN COOCKIN RICE DADDYS OUTSIDE SHOOTIN DICE BROTHERS IN JAIL RASING HELL AND SISTER OUT SIDE SELLING FRUIT COCKTAIL… ROCKIN ROBIN TWEET TWELIE ROCKIN ROBIN TWEET TWALIE!
i grew up in sc… and i know it like this tweetaleelee tweetaleelee tweetaleelee tweetaleelee tweet tweet a tweet tweet he rocks in the treestops all day long huffin and a puffin and a singin this song all the little birdies on jay bird street love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet rockin robin tweet tweetalee rockin robin tweet tweetalee mama’s in the kitchen cookin fried chicken daddys in bed half way dead sisters at school actin like a fool brothers in jail drinkin fruit cocktails rockin robin tweet tweetalee rockin robin tweet tweetalee
I’ve collected a number of different versions of this handclap rhyme from Pittsburgh, Penn. I also have a version from Erie Pa, Cleveland, Ohio, and New York City. In those cities, it is usually called “Tweeleelee”. That title & some of the words to this rhyme comes from Michael Jackson’s recording “Rockin Robin”. Here’s one “clean” version of Tweeleelee: Tweleelee Tweleelee Tweleelee Tweleelee Tweleelee Popsicle, Popsicle, Your butt stinks! He rocks in the treetops all day long a rockin and a boppin and ah singin his song. All the little birds on Jay bird street like to hear the robin go
rocking in a tree top all day long hoppin and hopin and a sing that all the little birdies on mainderd street hoppin and a flyin goin tweet,tweet,tweet rockin robin tweet tweet-alet 2x mamma in the kichen cooking fried chicken daddy in bed hafe way dead sister at school acting like a fool bother in jail drinking ginger ale robin flin in the air robin lost his underwear but he said I don’t care cause mamma gonna buy me a new pair rocking robin tweet tweet-alet2x
Swing, Swing, Swing to the libertree hey, hey, rockin in a treehouse all day long huffin and a puffin and a singin my song all the little birdies on gay bird street love to hear the robins go tweet tweet tweet rockin robin tweet tweetle-eet rockin robin tweet tweetle-eet i went downtown to see charlie brown he gave me a nickel to buy a pickel the pickel was sour so he gave me a shower the shower was cold so he gave me a bowl the bowl had a crack so he gave me a smack (and said) now i want my money back jack