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version of 'the cuckoo'

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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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GUEST,Gurney 11 Jun 02 - 05:28 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 11 Jun 02 - 05:51 AM
fogie 11 Jun 02 - 06:02 AM
masato sakurai 11 Jun 02 - 06:31 AM
Malcolm Douglas 11 Jun 02 - 09:42 AM
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Subject: version of 'the cuckoo'
From: GUEST,Gurney
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 05:28 AM

I'd like to find a set of words for an (I think) Irish version of "the Cuckoo." It is nostalgic for somewhere called BonCloudy/BonClaudy, and a fragment is "If I were a scholar and could write a fine hand, I would write unto my loved one, so that she would understand..." Heard it 30 years ago in Coventry. Ta.


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Subject: RE: version of 'the cuckoo'
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 05:51 AM

It sounds like one of the lines out of the song "If I were A Blackbird".

HEre are some of the Mudcat links: If I Were A Blackbird
If I Were A Blackbird
IF I Were a Blackbird (2)


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Subject: RE: version of 'the cuckoo'
From: fogie
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 06:02 AM

Its Buncloudy, and its in the Whistle and Sing book. I'm sorry I dont have access to the words here and now .


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Subject: RE: version of 'the cuckoo'
From: masato sakurai
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 06:31 AM

"THE MAID FROM BUNCLOUDY" was posted by Stewie HERE.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: version of 'the cuckoo'
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 09:42 AM

Another set, with staff notation, can be seen at Cranford Publications.  It came from the piper Chris Langan; there is no mention of his source.

BUNCLODY

Bunclo[u]dy is mentioned at several points in a longish discussion here of the possible origins of Pretty Saro:

Info on Pretty Saro?

My post towards the end of that thread includes a link to a broadside copy of the 19th. century.


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