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Cuckoo's Nest


                Gm                                              D(7)
 There’s a pombush in the garden where the lads and lassies meet
         D(7)                                             Gm      D(7) Gm
For it would not do to do the do they’re doing in the street
The first time that I went there I was very much impressed
To see the young folk rumplin’ the cuckoo’s nest.

And it’s hi the cuckoo, ho the cuckoo, hi the cuckoo’s nest
Hi the cuckoo, ho the cuckoo, hi the cuckoo’s nest
I’ll give any man a shilling and a bottle of the best
Who’ll rumple up the feathers of the cuckoo’s nest.

I met her in the morning and I met (had) her in the night
I’d never gone that way and I had to do it right
I never would have found it, no I never would have guessed
If she hadn’t showed me where to find the (her) cuckoo’s nest.

She showed me where to find it and she showed me where to go
Through the prickles and the brambles where the little cuckoos grow
From the moment that I found it she would never let me rest
Till I rumpled up the feathers of the (her) cuckoo’s nest.

It was thorny it was prickled it was feathered all around
It was tucked into a corner where it wasn’t easy found
She said young man you’re blundering (buggering) I said it wasn’t true
I left her with the makings of a young cuckoo.