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Lyr Req: Cuckoo (Hans Theessink)

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CUCKOO SHE'S A PRETTY BIRD
CUCKOO'S A BONNY BIRD
CUCKOOS NEST
CUCKOO'S NEST
THE CUCKOO
THE CUCKOO (4)
THE CUCKOO IS A FUNNY BIRD
THE CUCKOO'S NEST
THE CUCKOO's NEST (2)
THE CUCKOO'S NEST (3)


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Subject: 'The Cuckoo's Hollerin'' I seek for
From: Jarold
Date: 01 Jul 00 - 11:16 PM

Hi, I'm translator (amateur) & I seek for some Eng-Am folklyrics I couldn't find yet as 'Cuckoos Hollerin'. I'm an Eng-Rus translator, I can do smth. by your request, also from other Ind.-Eur. languages certainly with underline translations privided. My last experience was from Yiddish. Thanks. Bye. Regards. J.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The Cuckoo's Hollerin'' I seek for
From: Pene Azul
Date: 01 Jul 00 - 11:20 PM

If you're looking for "Cuckoo" you can get the lyrics here (click).

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The Cuckoo's Hollerin'' I seek for
From: Jarold
Date: 01 Jul 00 - 11:38 PM

Thanks more! It's really what I need. J.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CUCKOO (Hans Theessink)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 10:37 AM

From Harry's Blues Lyrics:


CUCKOO
Hans Theessink

When you hear them cuckoos hollerin'
When you hear them cuckoos hollerin'
When you hear them cuckoos hollerin'
Sign of rain, sign of rain

When you hear them woodowls callin' through the night
When you hear them woodowls callin' through the night
When you hear them woodowls callin' through the night
Somebody's leavin' this old world behind

When you hear that high 'n' lonesome sound
When you hear that high 'n' lonesome sound
When you hear that high 'n' lonesome sound
Somebody's on his last go round

Beg for mercy on your bended knees 'n' pray
Beg for mercy on your bended knees 'n' pray
Beg for mercy on your knees 'n' pray
Ain't nowhere to run to, ain't no hiding place
Beg for mercy on your bended knees 'n' pray

[from "Call Me" (Deluge DEL-D-3006, 1992)]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cuckoo (Hans Theessink)
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 11:32 AM

Why is UPON A TREE A CUCKOO to which I largely contrib'd incl in Related Threads above?   

I shall refresh as reminder.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cuckoo (Hans Theessink)
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 11:36 AM

Sorry — meant of course 'Why ISN'T...?'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cuckoo (Hans Theessink)
From: Felipa
Date: 15 Aug 15 - 03:07 PM

the first two verses are similar lyrics to those recorded by Joan Baez and Gene Foreman -

I like the tune of the Baez version and I was taught a guitar accompaniament for it, but it always seems to short and bare to me and I was looking for verses to flush it out. Does anyone know more about the origin of the song (before Hans Theesink's version); where did Joan Baez get the song from?

When you hear them cuckoos hollerin' (3x)
It'a a sign of rain, buddy, it's a sign of rain.

Goin' up on a mountain for to see my baby (3x)
And I ain't comin' home, buddy, and I ain't comin' home

When you hear them hoot owls callin' (3x)
Someone's dying, whoa-oh, someone's dying

------
found something here, Monica Grabin added some verses http://www.monicagrabin.com/?section=music-156

    A folk song from the American south, where Cuckoos are sometimes called "rain birds" for their supposed tendency to call before a storm. I felt the song needed more verses that were actually about birds, so I wrote the ones about Mourning Doves and Crows.

    When you hear them Cuckoos hollering,
    When you hear them Cuckoos hollering,
    When you hear them Cuckoos hollering,
    It's a sign of rain, buddy, it's a sign of rain.

    When you hear them Screech Owls calling, (3X)
    Somebody's dying in the world, somebody's dying.

    Going up on the mountain, for to see my baby, (3X)
    And I ain't coming home, buddy, I ain't coming home.

    When you hear them Mourning Doves moaning, (3X)
    It makes you feel like crying, buddy, makes you feel like crying.

    When you hear them black Crows squalling, (3X)
    There's a Hawk nearby, buddy, there's a hawk nearby.   

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Joan Baez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epoMnWLeE68


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cuckoo (Hans Theessink)
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Aug 15 - 12:28 PM

well, I was thinking, the cuckoo and owl verses were portents - so my additional verses - rather than using Monica Grabins - are

when you see that red sky at mornin' (3x)
Shepherds and sailors take a warnin'

When you see that red sky at evening (3x)
Tomorrow's gonna be a bright new day

When you see those two magpies perchin' (3x)
It's a sign of joy, buddy, it's a sign of joy


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