The Cuckoo

from Shivelight by Mishaped Pearls

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The Cuckoo is a traditional English folk song. (Roud 413)

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Ahh the cuckoo she's a pretty bird and she warbles as she flies
She doesn't sing cuckoo till the fourth day of delight
Gonna build me a log cabin on a mountain so high
I can see William as he wanders by

Jack o' diamonds jack o' diamonds I know you of old
You're gonna rob my poor pockets of my silver and gold
And I gambled in England and I gambled down in Spain
And I bet you five dollars that I beat you this game

Oh the cuckoo she's a pretty bird and I wish she was mine
She doesn't drink water she only drinks wine

Oh the cuckoo she's a pretty bird and she warbles as she flies
No she doesn't sing cuckoo till the fourth day of delight

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from Shivelight, released May 25, 2018

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Mishaped Pearls London, UK

**** The Guardian
**** The Scotsman
“Really intriguing”
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.
“Absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous music”
Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.
"It's not often a band
can truthfully claim to have a sound unlike anyone else in the country, but Mishaped
Pearls can certainly make that proud boast’
Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music.
“A fascinating unique outfit". Frank Hennessy BBC Radio Wales
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