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Cuckoo poem
Posted by: ruth (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: April 01, 2004 06:30AM

In April comes the cuckoo
She sings her song in May

Does anyone know the rest and who wrote it ? Thanks, Ruth


Re: Cuckoo poem
Posted by: ilza (---.162.245.70.sao.ajato.com.br)
Date: April 01, 2004 09:22AM

The Cuckoo

The Cuckoo comes in April
She sings her song in May
She changes her tune
In the month of June
And July she flies away


Re: Cuckoo poem
Posted by: ruth (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: April 01, 2004 09:36AM

Thank you Ilza, Ruth


Re: Cuckoo poem
Posted by: JP (---.sj3.marketscore.com)
Date: April 01, 2004 01:11PM

The version I remember from childhood is this:-

The cuckoo comes in April
She sings her song in May
In June she changes her tune
In July she prepares to fly
In August go she must.


Re: Cuckoo poem
Posted by: ruth (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: April 01, 2004 02:23PM

Thank you JP, Ruth


Re: Cuckoo poem
Posted by: Henry (213.78.103.---)
Date: April 01, 2004 03:23PM

It's considered a traditional rhyme, Ruth. However, Paul Simon extended it into a song, successfully to my ears!

April Come She Will (P. Simon, 1965)

April come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain;
May, she will stay,
Resting in my arms again.

June, she'll change her tune,
In restless walks she'll prowl the night;
July, she will fly
And give no warning to her flight.

August, die she must,
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold;
September I'll remember
A love once new has now grown old.


Re: Cuckoo poem
Posted by: ruth (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: April 02, 2004 04:54AM

Thank you Henry, that is lovely,I've never heard that song ,although I do like Paul Simon.Those words are beautiful. Ruth




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