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Cuckoo's Nest

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An Irish Scottische tune.
There is a thornbush in oor kailyard
There is a thornbush in oor kailyard
At the back o' thon bush there stands a lad and lass
And they're busy, busy herrying at the cuckoo's nest

And its hey the cuck and ho the cuck
And hey the cuckoo's nest
And its hey the cuck and hoo the cuck
And hey the cuckoo's nest
I'll gie onybody a shillin' and a bottle of the best
If they'll rumble up the feathers of the cuckoo's nest

It is thorned, it is sprinkled, it is compassed all around
It is thorned, it is sprinkled, and it isn't easy found
She said, "Young man, you're blundering!" I said it wasnae true
But I left her wi' the makings of a young cuckoo.
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version 2

As I was a walking one morning in May
I met a pretty fair maid and unto her did say
I'll tell you me mind, it's for love I am inclined
An me inclination lies in your cuckoo's nest

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

Me darling, says she, I am innocent and young
And I scarcely can believe your false deluding tongue
Yet I see it in your eyes and it fills me with surprise
That your inclination lies in me cuckoo's nest
me darling, says me, if you can see it in me eyes
Then think of it as fondness and do not be surprised
For I live you me dear and I'll marry you I swear
If you'll let me clap my hand on your cuckoo's nest

Me darling, says she, I can do no such thing
For me mother often told me it was committing sin
Me maidenhead to lose and me sex to be abused
So have no more to do with me cuckoo's nest

Me darling, says me, it's not committing sin
But common sense should tell you it is a pleasing thing
For you were brought into this world to increase and do your best
And to help a man to heaven in your cuckoo's nest

Me darling, says she, I cannot you deny
For you've surely won my heart by the rolling of your eye
Yet I see it in your eyes that your courage is surprised
So gently lift your hand into me cuckoo's nest

This couple they got married and soon they went to bed
And now this pretty fair maid has lost her maidenhead
In a small country cottage they increase and do their best
And he often claps his hand on her cuckoo's nest.

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