Harold "Lally" Stott (born January 1945, Prescot, Merseyside died 6 June 1977, Whiston, Merseyside) was a British songwriter and musician who wrote the song "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" which became a number 1 hit for the Scottish band Middle of the Road in the UK in 1971, and number 20 in the US for Mac and Katie Kissoon the same year. Stott's own version of the song was a hit in Italy and France, went to number 1 in Australia for one week and charted at number 92 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song has been covered in many languages, including Vietnamese, Korean, Estonian, Spanish and German.
He released other minor hits, "Jakaranda" and "Love Is Free, Love Is Blind, Love Is Good". Stott also wrote "My Summer Song," which was recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck, Jerry Reed, and Jigsaw. Stott co-wrote "Bottoms Up," "Samson and Delilah," "Sacramento," "Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum" and other songs for Middle of the Road, all reaching the top 10 in several European countries between 1971 and 1973.
He spent several years in Italy, as vocalist and front-man of the "brit-it" pop band The Motowns.
Under his own name Stott released, with moderate success, "Good Wishes, Good Kisses" (the theme song of a TV miniseries) and "Sweet Meeny."
Stott was killed in a traffic accident in 1977 while riding a small commuter bike close to his home town of Prescot. He is buried in St Ann's churchyard, Rainhill.