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The Cuckoo

Written By Rory Gallagher

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Wheels Within Wheels

Lyrics

  • OH THE CUCKOO, SHE’S A PRETTY BIRD
  • AND SHE WOBBLES AS SHE FLIES
  • BUT YOU NEVER CALL A CUCKOO
  • UNTIL THE FOURTH DAY OF JULY
  • JACK OF DIAMONDS, JACK OF DIAMONDS
  • YOU’RE THE MEANEST CARD I KNOW
  • WELL, YOU ROBBED MY POOR POCKETS
  • OF THE SILVER AND OF 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 GOIN’ UP, UP ON A MOUNTAIN
  • I’M GONNA STAND LOOKING DOWN
  • SO THAT I CAN SEE MY PRETTY BABY
  • WHENEVER SHE COMES WALKING ROUND
  • OH THE CUCKOO, SHE’S A PRETTY BIRD
  • AND SHE WOBBLES AS SHE FLIES
  • BUT YOU NEVER CALL A CUCKOO
  • UNTIL THE FOURTH DAY OF JULY
  • 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
  • JACK OF DIAMONDS, JACK OF DIAMONDS
  • WELL, I’VE KNOWN YOU, OF OLD
  • WELL, YOU ROBBED MY POOR POCKETS
  • AND YOU NEARLY STOLE MY SOUL
  • OH THE CUCKOO, SHE’S A PRETTY BIRD
  • AND SHE WOBBLES AS SHE FLIES
  • WELL, SHE BRINGS US GLAD TIDINGS
  • AND SHE NEVER TELLS NO LIES

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