Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Cuckoo's Nest, The

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T:Cuckoo's Nest, The
T:An Spealadóir (The Mower)
R:hornpipe
H:Parts 2 and 3 sometimes played in opposite order for both versions.
D:Seamus Ennis: The Fox Chase
D:Willie Clancy: Erin's Lovely Lea (?)
D:De Dannan: Star Spangled Molly
D:Conal O'Grada: The Top of Coom
Z:id:hn-hornpipe-37
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BcBA GBdg|fdcB cedc|(3Bcd BG FGAc|B2G2 G2:|
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BcBA GBdg|fdcB cedc|(3Bcd BG FGAc|B2G2 G2:|
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BcBA GBdg|fdcB cedc|(3Bcd BG FGAc|B2G2 G2:|
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W:The Cuckoo's Nest
W:
W:There's a corner in the meadow where the lads and lasses meet
W:Oh they do here what they couldn't do in the open street
W:They play all kinds of games there, but the one I like the best
W:Is where every laddie rumples up the cuckoo's nest.
W:
W:Chorus:
W:It's high the cuckoo, low the cuckoo, high the cuckoo's nest
W:It's high the cuckoo, low the cuckoo, high the cuckoo's nest
W:I'll give any maid a shilling and a bottle of the best
W:Just to rumple up the feathers of her cuckoo's nest
W:
W:I wooed her in the morning and I had her in the night
W:She was my very first one so I tried to do it right
W:I searched around and wandered and I never would have guessed
W:If she hadn't showed me where to find her cuckoo's nest
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:When she showed me where to find it I knew just where to go
W:Through the underbrush and brambles where the little cuckoos grow
W:From the moment that I found it, she would never let me rest
W:From rumpling up the feathers of her cuckoo's nest.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:It was bushy, it was prickled, it was feathered all around
W:It was tucked away so neatly and it wasn't easy found
W:She said young man you're blundering, but I knew it wasn't true
W:For I left her with the makings of a young cuckoo
W:
W:Chorus x2


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