Coo-Coo (Peacock Song)
DESCRIPTION: "Coo-coo, coo-oo-oo, Coo-coo, coo-oo-oo. Coo-coo, coo-ah-li-ah."
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg)
KEYWORDS: bird nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Sandburg, p. 237, "Coo-Coo (Peacock Song)" (1 short text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Said to be the acceptance song sung by the peacock after it was elected to be queen of the birds. (One might point out, however, that peacocks are male...). - RBW
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