I take the occasion of Lunar New Year to celebrate the cock, last up in the lunar zodiac in 2005, next up in 2029:
(Shirt from the TeeAndGiftsSite.) Red (the hue of tumescence) is the color for the year:
When the red red phallus comes throb throb throbbin’ along along
Yes, I know, of no redeeming social value.
“When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along)” was a 1926 popular song written, both words and music, by Harry Woods. The song was a hit for singers “Whispering” Jack Smith, Cliff Edwards and the band the Ipana Troubadors. The most successful recording of 1926 was by Al Jolson.
Later recordings by Lillian Roth, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and many others.