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Cuckoo's Nest 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. printed in Buchan and Hall, The Scottish Folksinger recorded by Jean Redpath SOF
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