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The Cuckoo

Written By Rory Gallagher

Featured On

Wheels Within Wheels

Lyrics

  • Oh the cuckoo she's a pretty bird,
  • And she warbles as she flies.
  • And she never holler cuckoo,
  • 'Til the 4th day of July.
  • Jack of Diamonds Jack of Diamonds,
  • Well I've known you of old.
  • Well you've robbed my poor pockets,
  • Of the silver and the gold.
  • I'm goin up up on a mountain,
  • I' m gonna build me a whiskey still.
  • And I'll sell you one bottle,
  • For a twenty dollar-bill.
  • I'm going up upon a hillside,
  • And I'm gonna stand lookin' down.
  • So I can see my little baby,
  • Whenever she is walking around.
  • Oh the cuckoo she's a pretty bird,
  • And she warbles as she flies.
  • Well she brings us glad tidings,
  • And she never tells no lies.
  • Jack of Diamonds Jack of Diamonds,
  • You're the meanest card I know.
  • Well you robbed my poor pockets,
  • And you nearly stole my soul.
  • Well, I'll eat, when I'm hungry,
  • And I'll drink, when I'm dry.
  • And if some woman don't shoot me,
  • Then I'll live a long time.
  • Ohh-hoo Ohh-hoo Ohh-hoo Ohh-hoo
  • Ohh-hoo Ohh-hoo Ohh-hoo Ohh-hoo.

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