## Thirteen comments

I first heard this on a Michael Coleman recording but was inspired to learn it after hearing Seamus Ennis play it on the whistle, it goes pretty high on fiddle I just slide up into second postion for those high C’s in the high bar. It works great on the whistle I cran the low D on the part that dips below D. It’s a little challenging at first, but hey I think every tune is tough the first couple times through.

This tune has some strange "Reavy-ness" to it, but it’s an old hornpipe that was probably written before Reavy was born.

Have Fun

### The Cuckoo’s out ~

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: hornpipe

K: Gmaj

|: (3edc |

B>GD>G c>AF>A | d>^cd>e d>BG>F | E>c (3cBc A>GF>G | (3ABA (3GFE D2 (3dcd |

B>GD>G c>A (3FGA | (3d^cd d>e d>BG>F | E>c (3ccc A>GF>G | (3ABA G>F G2 :|

|: ga |

b>g (3gfg d>gB>g | b>g (3ggg d>gB>g | c’>a (3aba e>ac>a | c’>a (3aaa e>ac>a |

b>g (3gfg d>g (3Bcd | bg (3ggg d>gB>g | (3aba (3gag (3fgf (3efe | (3ded (3cdc (3BcB :|

Oops! ~ variant part deux:

|: ga |

b>g (3gfg d>gB>g | b>g (3ggg d>gB>g | c’>a (3aba e>ac>a | c’>a (3aaa e>ac>a |

b>g (3gfg d>g (3Bcd | bg (3ggg d>gB>g | (3aba (3gag (3fgf (3efe | (3ded ^c>dB>d :|

hmmmm, consistency ~ |: g>a |

I’ve heard this in sessions before. The parts are supposed to be repeated the way ‘c’ has transcribed it, right? As in, not the way Brad has it. Sounds like it needs 32 bars, not 16.

This is on "The Best of Seamus Tansey." More recently it was recorded by Harry Bradley.

### 32 bars!

Yes…

### Cuckoos ~

“The Cuckoo’s Nest” / “Eamonn McGivney’s”

Key signature: E Dorian

Submitted on September 29th 2003 by lazyhound.

https://thesession.org/tunes/2020

"The Cuckoo’s Nest"

Key signature: Gmajor

Submitted on January 15th 2004 by gian marco.

https://thesession.org/tunes/2395

“Nyth Y Gwcw” / “Nyth Y Gôg” / “The Cuckoo’s Nest”

Key signature: D Dorian

Submitted on August 16th 2006 by ceolachan.

https://thesession.org/tunes/6101

"Nyth Y Gôg" / “Nyth Y Gwcw” / “The Cuckoo’s Nest”

Key signature: e minor

Submitted on November 17th 2006 by ceolachan.

https://thesession.org/tunes/6380

"The Cuckoo’s Nest"

Key signature: Bdorian

Submitted on January 10th 2007 by Merry-Hielander.

https://thesession.org/tunes/6619

### The cuckoo

I heard it called the blackbird the swallow and the cuckoo

### “Cuckoo” / “The Cuckoo’s Nest” ~ rescued duplication

Key signature: G Major

Submitted on October 19th 2008 by brailsford.

~ /tunes/9019

X: 3

T: Cuckoo

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: hornpipe

K: Gmaj

dc |:\

BABd cBcA | (3dcd (3gfe dBGF | EcBc AGFG | (3ABA (3GFE DCB,D |

BABd cBcA | (3dcd (3gfe dBGF | EcBc AGFG |[1 ADFA G3 A :|[2 ADFD G2 ga ||

|: bg (3gfg dgBd | bg (3gfg dgBg | c’a (3aga eaca | c’a (3aga eaca |

bg (3gfg dgBd | bg (3gfg dgBg | (3aba (3gag (3fgf (3efe |[1 decd Bdga :|[2 decd Bdgd |]

### “The Cuckoo’s Nest” ~ a few other possibilities

X: 4

T: Cuckoo’s Nest, The

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: hornpipe

K: Gmaj

|: d>c |\

B2 (3Bcd c2 c>e | (3ded g>e d>BG>F | E2 cB AGFG | (3ABA (3GFE D>d^c>d |

B>^AB>G c>Bc>A | d2 (3gfe d2 (3BAG | E>c (3cBc A2 (3GFG | (3ABA (3AGF G2 :|

|: g>a |\

|: b>g (3gfg d>gB>g | bg (3gfg d2 a>b | c’a (3a^ga eaca | c’a (3a^ga e2 ga |

b2 (3gfg d2 (3Bcd | bgfg dgBg | a2 (3gag f2 (3efe | d2 (3cdc (3Bcd :|

~ sans > & (3

X: 5

T: Cuckoo’s Nest, The

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: hornpipe

K: Gmaj

|: dc |\

B2 Bd c2 ce | d2 ge dBGF | E2 cB AGFG | A2 GE Dd^cd |

B^ABG cBcA | d2 ge d2 BG | EcBc A2 FG | A2 G2 G2 :|

|: ga |\

|: bgfg dgBg | bgfg d2 ab | c’a^ga eaca | c’a^ga e2 ga |

b2 ge d2 Bd | bgfg dgBg | a2 g2 f2 e2 | d2 c2 B2 :|

### Fully swung ~ 😏

Oops! ~ I cut-and-pasted an older version of the swung one above, with missing bits and mistakes. Here is the correction, with the full swing of it ~

X: 4

T: Cuckoo’s Nest, The

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: hornpipe

K: Gmaj

|: d>c |\

B2 (3Bcd c2 c>e | (3ded g>e d>BG>F | E2 c>B A>GF>G | (3ABA (3GFE D>d^c>d |

B>^AB>G c>B (3cB=A | d2 (3gfe d2 (3BAG | E>c (3cBc A2 (3GFG | (3ABA (3AGF G2 :|

|: g>a |\

b>g (3gfg d>gB>g | b>g (3gfg d2 a>b | c’a (3a^ga e>ac>a | c’>a (3a^ga e2 g>a |

b2 (3gfg d2 (3Bcd | b>gf>g d>gB>g | a2 (3gag f2 (3efe | d2 (3cdc (3Bcd :|

It’s also a Morris dance and tune …Kirtlington I think