Translation Singable translation by Paul England

Der Kukkuk auf dem Zaune saß
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Der Kukkuk auf dem Zaune saß,
Es regnet sehr und er ward naß.

Darnach da kam den Sonnenschein,
Da ward der Kukkuk hübsch und fein.

Dann schwang er sein Gefiedere,
Er flog dorthin wohl über See.

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  • ENG English [singable] (Paul England) , "The cuckoo"


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The cuckoo
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The cuckoo on a paling sat,
The rain came down and made him wet.

But when the sun began to shine,
The cuckoo felt so spruce and fine,

He spread his wings for flight,
And off he flew, quite out of sight!

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This text was added to the website: 2020-10-11
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Word count: 42