The Cuckoo - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


There's a ballad called Cuckoo Song that's similar to "The Cuckoo". Paul Simon's song April Come She Will seems to be loosely based around the rhyme and the ballad.



Recorded by my 8 year old daughter.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This nursery rhyme and illustration can be found in The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes (circa 1920) edited by Walter Jerrold (1865 - 1929) and illustrated by Charles Robinson (with some graphical editing of the above image by Lisa Yannucci).