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Der Kukuk in dem Walde schreit: Kukuk!

Language: German (Deutsch)

  Der [Kukuk]1 in dem Walde schreit: Kukuk!
Du machst dich ja gewaltig breit;
Kerl, hast du denn so viele Zeit,
Und hast du denn sonst Nichts zu thun,
Als ohne Rast und ohne Ruh'n
Zu schrein: Kukuk! Kukuk?
   Der Kukuk in dem Walde schreit: Kukuk!
Was schreist du denn nur alle Zeit?
Kerl, bist du denn nicht recht gescheidt,
Und wirst du es denn nimmer müd
Zu singen stets das alte Lied--
Kukuk! Kukuk! Kukuk!

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Confirmed with Kinder-Lieder von G. Ch. Dieffenbach, Mainz: Verlag von C.G. Kunze, 1854, page 35

1 Throughout the text Kern has the more usual spelling "Kuckuck"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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