The Cuckoo (She’s A Pretty Bird)

Well I had intended to do a couple posts but we had a pretty bad wind storm here at the ATS offices which fortunately did not knock the power out (most others in the area were not so lucky), but did knock the internet out. So as not to leave you postless, and on this 4th day of July I leave you with one of my favorite songs of all time…The Cuckoo. This is as performed by Richard Thompson, Garth Hudson, and Eliza Carthy for the 2001 Harry Smith Project, kind of taking the song back to it’s English roots. Now I could go on for a long time about Harry Smith and how important Harry Smith’s Anthology of Folk Music is, I won’t right here, but I encourage anyone interested in authentic American traditional music to purchase it….and study it like a bible.

  • Gord

    August 10th, 2012


    Bob Dylan also sings of the Cuckoo in “High Water”‘The Cuckoo is a pretty bird, she warbles as she flies
    I’m preachin’ the Word of God
    I’m puttin’ out your eyes”

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