the cuckoo lyrics – kristin hersh

oh the cuckoo she’s a pretty bird
she wobbles when she flies
she don’t ever hire a cuckoo
till the fourth day of july
jack of diamonds
jack of diamonds
i know you of old
you rob my poor pockets of silver and gold

oh the cuckoo she’s a pretty bird
i wish that seh was mine
she don’t ever drink water
she only drinks wine

gonna build me a log cabin
on a mountain so high
so i can see w*lly
when he goes on by

oh the cuckoo she’s a pretty bird
she wobbles when she flies
she don’t ever hire a cuckoo
till the fourth day of july

/ kristin hersh lyrics