The Cuckoo (traditional / Peter Rowan)

First played

October 22, 2005

Last played

June 10, 2017

Times played

158

Lyrics/Notes

Oh the cuckoo she's a pretty bird
She warbles as she flies
But she never hollers cuckoo
'Til the fourth day of July
I've played cards in Kingston
(I) played cards in Port o' Spain
and I bet you your last dollar I'll beat you (next Game) [at your game]

Oh the cuckoo she's a pretty bird
She warbles as she flies
But she never hollers cuckoo
'Til the fourth day of July

Jack of Diamonds, Jack of Diamonds
I know you of old
You have robbed me of my silver
(of) my silver and my gold

Oh the cuckoo she's a pretty bird
She warbles as she flies
But she never hollers cuckoo
'Til the fourth day of July

I'm going to build (me) a log cabin
In the mountains so high (where)
The wild birds and [the] turtle doves will hear (my sad) [me when I] cry
Oh the cuckoo she's a pretty bird
She warbles as she flies
But she never hollers cuckoo
'Til the fourth day of July

NOTES:
Words in () are Rowan only
Words in [] are Railroad Earth only
But, RRE sometimes sing the Rowan words And, RRE sometimes drops the last stanza

Shows played

2006-01-12 Tractor Tavern
2006-01-14 WOW Hall
2006-01-15 Domino Room
2006-01-18 Nevada Room
2006-01-28 Sheridan Opera House
2006-02-01 8150 Club
2006-02-05 Aggie Theatre
2006-02-18 Mexicali Blues
2006-03-04 Barrymore Theatre
2006-03-08 The Bottleneck
2006-03-09 Mississippi Nights
2006-03-28 Jamm in Jamaica @ Mariner's Beach
2006-04-08 Marrz
2006-04-11 Pour House
2006-04-13 Smith's Olde Bar
2006-04-29 B.B. King Blues Club
2006-06-07 Park West
2006-06-08 Mississippi Nights
2006-07-23 Shank Hall
2006-07-29 Stone Pony
2006-08-18 House of Blues - Club Harlem
2006-09-26 Pour House
2006-09-30 Orange Peel
2006-10-27 Stephen's Talkhouse
2006-10-28 Starland Ballroom
2007-01-25 The Maze / Forest Tavern
2007-04-10 Big Easy Concert House
2007-04-17 Ashland Armory
2007-06-14 Proud Larry's
2007-06-21 Jack Rabbits
2007-07-10 Blind Pig
2007-09-11 The Dame
2007-09-26 Knickerbockers
2007-10-04 Key Club
2007-11-02 The Fillmore at the Theatre of Living Arts
2016-01-17 Iron City
2016-01-21 House of Blues - Houston
2016-01-28 Mercy Lounge
2016-02-17 Babcock Theatre
2016-02-25 Neptune Theater
2016-03-11 9:30 Club
2016-07-09 Maplewoodstock
2016-09-22 Bogart's
2016-09-28 Bijou Theater
2016-10-15 The Farm
2016-10-29 College Street Music Hall
2016-12-29 Revolution Hall
2017-01-13 Variety Playhouse
2017-01-20 The Ogden Theatre
2017-02-02 The State Theater
2017-02-25 The Depot
2017-03-04 Belly Up Tavern
2017-03-25 The Vic Theatre
2017-06-10 Blue Ox Music Festival