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Thread #122263   Message #2741730
Posted By: Tinker
09-Oct-09 - 12:00 AM
Thread Name: Upon a tree a cuckoo/Auf einem Baum ein Kuckuck
Subject: RE: Upon a tree a cuckoo/Auf einem Baum ein Kuckuck
Okay I confess, I sang this song at the Getaway Camp songs session. Judy Cook has a slightly different version.

I learnt a song called "Dickie Bird" at Girl Scout Camp [Bonnie Brea in the Berkshires (US)] back in 1968. The tune is very similar to the German tune.

Dickie bird

Up in a tree a Dickie Bird
Dim sol bim bam ball sol do sol dim
Up in a tree a Dickie Bird --- sat.

Below him crawled a furry black
Dim sol bim bam ball sol do sol dim
Below him crawlws a furry black --- cat.

He said for dinner I shall have
Dim sol bim bam ball sol do sol dim
He said for dinner I shall have --- you,

Then all at once the Dickie Bird
Dim sol bim bam ball sol do sol dim
Then all at once the Dickie Bird -- flu -- oooo

Tinker