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Thread #24594   Message #3542800
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
28-Jul-13 - 02:47 PM
Thread Name: Girl Scout songs - from the fading ditto sheets...
Subject: RE: Girl Scout songs - from the fading ditto sheets...
Cuckoo Song

From out the battered elm tree,
The owl's cry we hear.
And from the distant forest
The cuckoo answers clear.

Cuckoo, cuckoo, Tu-Whit Tu-Whit Tu-Woo
Cuckoo, cuckoo, Tu-Whit Tu-Whit Tu-Woo

As I recall it.
Of course, for it to be the same tune the earlier version would need 5 cuckoos in each line to meet the same scansion.

Cheers