When The Red, Red Robin
Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along

Words & Music by Harry Woods, 1926
Recorded by Bing Crosby, 1962

D9       G        G6
When the red, red robin comes

D9       D7        G   Em      Am7   D7
Bob, bob bobbin' along,   a - long,

There'll be no more sobbin' when

D9         D7           G   G/B        G7  G7+5
He starts throbbin' his old,    sweet song.

C       C/B    Am7      Am7/G
Wake up,   wake up, you sleepy head;

G      G/B   Em7      Em6
Get up,   get up, get out of bed.

A9       Em7      A9        A7
Cheer up,   cheer up -- the sun is red.

D7    Fdim  Am7          D9    D7   
Live, love, laugh and be hap - py.

What if I've been blue, 

D9       D7                 G   Em Am7       D7
Now I'm walk - in' through fields         of flow'rs.

Rain may glisten, but 

D9        D7           G   G/B      G7   G7+5
Still I list - en for hours    and hours.

C          Am   
I'm just a kid a - gain, 

Cm              Cm7
Do - in' what I did a - gain,

G      G/F#  Gdim  Edim
Sing - in' a song

D9       G         G6
When the red, red robin comes

D9       D7        G    Am7alt   G
Bob, bob bobbin' along.

Featured in the 1946 film "The Jolson Story," this song was probably first sung by Ruth Etting.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.