SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Track 6: Cuckoo

This evocative imitation of a cuckoo uses a rhythmic style close to degeren. The lyrics are by Kunnuk Urastyyrap, and the music by Ekaterian Zakharova.

Beautiful voice
The cuckoo bird
On the edge of the forest
Stops and rests

Cuck-koo
Cuck-koo

Shining
Nature is laughing
About the lovely summer
Joyfully sings

Cuck-koo
Cuck-koo

Pure spring
In the morning
Good lyrics
Streaming

Cuck-koo
Cuck-koo

Saturated air
Thick
Resin from the pin tree
Smells

Cuck-koo
Cuck-koo

Happy
Joyful
Good days come

Cuck-koo
Cuck-koo

Laughter, Merriment
Emotion
Child's heart
Beating

Cuck-koo
Cuck-koo