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Cuckoo, Cuckoo, what do you do

Nursery Rhyme Lyrics, Origins and History

 

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The Cuckoo
Everyone knows that the unmistakable sound of the Cuckoo is a sure sign that spring has arrived. The main objective for reciting 'Cuckoo, cuckoo, what do you do' was to teach children to appreciate and understand the seasonal migration habits of the cuckoo. Many Nursery rhymes such as 'Cuckoo, cuckoo, what do you do' reflect nature and the simple things of life.

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Cuckoo, Cuckoo, what do you do
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

Cuckoo, cuckoo, what do you do?
In April I open my bill;
In May I sing all day;
In June I change my tune;
In July away I fly;
In August away I must.

Cuckoo, Cuckoo, what do you do
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

 

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