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CUCKOO
Cuckoo
(source: "Jubilee Songbook", Girl Guides of Canada, 1971.)
(to be sung in a 3-part round)

'Twas on a summer's evening,
I walked the forest through
When suddenly I heard it,
A sweet and low cuckoo

Cuckoo, cuckoo,
Cuckoo, cuckoo cuckoo
Cuckoo, cuckoo,
Cuckoo, cuckoo cuckoo

Mister Moon, Mister Moon you're out too soon,
The sun is still in the sky.
Go back to bed and cover up your head
And wait 'till the night draws nigh.
Thanks very much to Diana J., who sent me a second version of this song.

From out the battered elm tree,
The owl cries out, “Whoooo’s there?”
And from the distant forest,
The cuckoo answers clear.

Cuckoo! Cuckoo!
Cuckoo cuckoo cuckoo!
Cuckoo! Cuckoo!
Cuckoo cuckoo cuckoo!

Mister Moon, Mister Moon, you’re out too soon,
The sun is still in the sky.
Go back to bed and cover up you head,
And wait for the day to go by.
Date Submitted: 2015-07-17 12:45:18


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