The Cuckoo's Nest
T:The Cuckoo's Nest
N:As sung by Barry Dransfield
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W:As I was a-walking one morning in May
W:I met a pretty fair 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,” said she, “I am innocent and young,
W:And I scarcely can believe your false deluding tongue.
W:Yet I see it in your eyes and it fills me with surprise
W:That your inclination lies in my cuckoo's nest.”
W: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 that will wriggle and will twist:
W:At the bottom of the belly lies the cuckoo's nest.
W:“Then my darling,” says he, “if you see it in my eyes,
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,” said she, “I can do no such thing,
W:For my mother often told me it was committing sin
W:My maidenhead to lose and my sense to be abused.
W:So have no more to do with my cuckoo's nest.”
W:“My darling,” says he, “it is not committing sin.
W:But 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:“Then my darling,” says she, “I cannot you deny,
W:For you've surely won my heart by the roving of your eye.
W:Yet I see it in your eyes that your courage is surprised,
W:So gently lift your hand in my cuckoo's nest.”
W:So this couple they got married and soon they went to bed
W:And now 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.
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% The Song And The Story
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