Cuckoo (Bird) (6) (The)

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CUCKOO BIRD [6]. AKA - "Coo Coo Bird." Old-Time, Song. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. The air is the same for the song "Farewell to Tarwaithe."

The Cuckoo's a pretty bird, she sings as she flies.
She brings us glad tidings and tells us no lies. (Ford).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Ford (Traditional Music in America), 1940; p. 44 (appears as "The Cuckoo").

Recorded sources: Folk-Legacy Records FSA-17, Hobart Smith - "America's Greatest Folk Instrumentalist."




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