Folk Song

X:1 T:The Cuckoo's Nest C:Trad R: H: D: Z: M: L: O: N: S: K: W: W:1 As I was a-walking one morning in May W:I met a pretty maid and unto her did say W:For love I am inclined and I'll tell you my mind, W:That my inclination lies in your cuckoo's nest. " W:My darling, says she, "I am innocent and young W:And I scarcely can believe your false deluding tongue, W:But I see it in your eyes and it fills me with surprise W:That your inclination lies in my cuckoo's nest." W: W:(chorus) Some like a girl who is pretty in the face, W:And some like a girl who is slender in the waist, W:But give me a girl who will wriggle and will twist, W:At the bottom of the belly lies the cuckoo's nest. W: W:2 "My darling," says he, "if you see it in my W:Then think of it as fondness and do not be surprised, W:For I love you my dear and I'll marry you I swear W:If you let me clap my hand on your cuckoo's nest." W:My darling, says she, "I shall do no such thing, W:For my mother often told me it was committing sin W:For my maidenhead to lose and my sex to be abused, W:So have no more to do with my cuckoo's nest." W: W:3 My darling, says he, "it is not committing sin, W:And common sense should tell you it is a pleasing thing, W:For you were brought into this world to increase and do your best W:And to help a man to heaven in your cuckoo's nest. W:"My darling," says she, "I cannot you deny, W:For you've surely won my heart with the roving of your eye, W:But I see it in your eyes that your courage is surprised, W:So gently lift your hand in my cuckoo's nest." W: W:4 So this couple they got married and soon they went to bed, W:And there this pretty fair maid has lost her maidenhead, W:In a small country cottage they increase and do their best, W:And he often claps his hand on her cuckoo's nest. % % % % %