Who Sang The Cuckoo? Donovan

Release information
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:50
producer: John Chelew
membranophone: Jim Keltner
vocal: Donovan
double bass: Danny Thompson
arranger: Donovan
guitar: Donovan
percussion: Jim Keltner
composer: [traditional]
lyricist: [traditional]

Traditional

Well, the cuckoo she's a pretty bird and she warble as she fly
And she never warble cuckoo till the fourth day of July
Jack of diamonds, jack of diamonds, well I know you of old
Well, you robbed my poor pocket of the silver and the gold

Well, the cuckoo is a pretty bird and she warbles as she fly
But she never warble cuckoo till the fourth day of July
Well, I’ve gambled in London and I’ve gambled in Spain
And I bet you, my silver saddle, that I’ll beat you next game

Oh, the cuckoo she's a pretty bird and she warble as she fly
But she never warble cuckoo till the fourth day of July
Well, she brings us glad tidings and tells us no lies
Oh, the cuckoo she's a pretty bird and she warble as she fly

Oh, the cuckoo she's a pretty bird and she warble as she fly
But she never warble cuckoo till the fourth day of July
Little darlin’, little darlin’, I miss you on the road
Well, you are my only darlin’, my one and only true abode

Oh, the cuckoo she's a pretty bird and she warble as she fly
And she never warble cuckoo till the fourth day of July

Oh yeah, oh yeah


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Love Floats
  • 2 Poorman's Sunshine
  • 3 Beat Cafe
  • 4 Yin My Yang
  • 5 Whirlwind
  • 6 Two Lovers
  • 7 The Question
  • 8 Lord of the Universe
  • 9 Lover o Lover
  • 10 The Cuckoo
  • 11 Do Not Go Gentle
  • 12 Shambhala