The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24594   Message #282020
Posted By: rabbitrunning
21-Aug-00 - 08:26 PM
Thread Name: Girl Scout songs - from the fading ditto sheets...
Subject: LYR ADD: Cuckoo Song

From out the battered elm tree,
The owl cries out I'm here
And from the distant forest
The cuckoo answers clear

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

Mr. Moon, Mr. Moon, you're out too soon,
The sun is still in the sky.
Go back to bed and cover up your head
And wait til the day's gone by.

(I learned it around 1977, Colorado. It's sung as a three part round. And I came across the first part in French, I think, once, but with a different translation.)