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Traditional
  1. As I was a-walking one morning in May
    I met a pretty maid and unto her did say
    "For love I am inclined and I'll tell you my mind,
    That my inclination lies in your cuckoo’s nest."
    "My darling," says she, “I am innocent and young
    And I scarcely can believe your false deluding tongue,
    But I see it in your eyes and it fills me with surprise
    That your inclination lies in my 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.
  2. “My darling," says he, "if you see it in my eyes,
    Then think of it as fondness and do not be surprised,
    For I love you my dear and I'll marry you I swear
    If you let me clap my hand on your cuckoo's nest."
    "My darling," says she, "I shall do no such thing,
    For my mother often told me it was committing sin
    For my maidenhead to lose and my sex to be abused,
    So have no more to do with my 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.
  3. "My darling," says he, "it is not committing sin,
    And 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.
    “My darling," says she, "I cannot you deny,
    For you've surely won my heart with the roving of your eye,
    But I see it in your eyes that your courage is surprised,
    So gently lift your hand in my 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.
  4. So this couple they got married and soon they went to bed,
    And there 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.
    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.

From the collection SONGS FROM HAZZARD’S HUZZAH