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GUEST,Jean Louis THIRY 27 Jun 01 - 08:03 PM
GUEST 27 Jun 01 - 08:14 PM
GUEST,JLouis Thiry 27 Jun 01 - 08:23 PM
Bob Bolton 28 Jun 01 - 12:02 AM
Pene Azul 28 Jun 01 - 12:11 AM
Pene Azul 28 Jun 01 - 12:21 AM
Peg 28 Jun 01 - 12:28 AM
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Subject: Cuckoo's nest
From: GUEST,Jean Louis THIRY
Date: 27 Jun 01 - 08:03 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics to the song "Cuckoo's nest" as sung by the late John Hartford.

Many thanks JLouis


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cuckoo's nest
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jun 01 - 08:14 PM

It's a Scots song. Listen to Jeannie Robertson sing it. It was probably learned from her anyhow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cuckoo's nest
From: GUEST,JLouis Thiry
Date: 27 Jun 01 - 08:23 PM

This one cuckoo's nest was written by John Hartford. The title is common to several different songs. The tune of the song is original but the commonly known "cuckoo's nest" hornpipe is played between the verses


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cuckoo's nest
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 28 Jun 01 - 12:02 AM

G'day Jean Louis,

Hmmm... We do have a Cuckoo's Nest song in Australia - collected from railway navvies (line workers). It may well be related to the Scots version sung by Jeannie Robertson ... but it has been through some rough hands since the 19th century ... and probably is not the one you are after.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cuckoo's nest
From: Pene Azul
Date: 28 Jun 01 - 12:11 AM

You can get the lyrics Is this the one? This one's apparently not by John Hartford; it's labeled as "Traditional." There's an MP3 there.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cuckoo's nest
From: Pene Azul
Date: 28 Jun 01 - 12:21 AM

Have a look at these search results of the DT and Forum.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cuckoo's nest
From: Peg
Date: 28 Jun 01 - 12:28 AM

Do you mean the one with the chorus that goes:

"Some like a girl who is pretty in the face
and some like a girl who is slender in the waist,
But give to me a girl who will wriggle and will twist,
At the bottom of the belly lies the cuckoo's nest."


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