A Red Robe and Staff In Hand

I wear a red robe,
With staff in hand,
And a stone in my throat.
Cut me and I weep red tears

What am I?

A cherry

There are a few other variations of this one:

As I went through the garden gap,
Who should I meet but Dick Red-cap!
A stick in his hand, a stone in his throat,
If you’ll tell me this riddle, I’ll give you a groat.
(Said to be the lyrics to A Cherry)

I slipped down a slippery gap,
Found a man with a red cap,
He had a stick in his back and a stone in his belly,
Riddle me this and I’ll give you a penny.

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4 Comments on "A Red Robe and Staff In Hand"

Rooney Roonster says
November 26, 2014 @ 10:17

A cherry!!

RobRob says
February 11, 2016 @ 22:27

Cherry is the only answer I’ve seen, but it’s inaccurate. The analogy is off; a cherry has a stone in its middle, or stomach, at it’s fattest point, the opposite of a throat.

Velda says
February 16, 2019 @ 09:42

A rooster!

Isla says
January 29, 2022 @ 09:02

A cherry

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