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1929 Columbia I 5489D(WI 4925 I). Track No. 57 from the Anthology of American Folk Music, edited by Harry Smith, released 1952, Folkways Recordings. Re-released 1997 by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Washington, D.C. Harry Smith writes in his original liner notes: "Clarence Ashley vocal solo with 5-string banjo .... BUILD CABIN ON MOUNTAIN, SEE WILLIE GO BY. COO-COO PRETTY BIRD; WARBLES, FLYS (sic), HOLLERS COO-COO FOURTH JULY. PLAYED CARDS ENGLAND, SPAIN; BET BEAT YOU NEXT GAME. JACK O-DIAMONDS KNOWN FROM OLD, ROB POCKET OF SILVER, GOLD .... This song is of the folk-lyric type described in the notes for No. 7 of this set. The first verse is also heard on "Way Down The Old Plank Road" By Dave Macon (No. 78, this set). British Versions, of the CUCKOO can be found in Butterworth's FOLK SONGS FROM SUSSEX, P. I2, and Sharp's FOLK SONGS FROM SOMERSET, No. 72. For Further references see Kettridge's notes in the JOURNAL OF AMERICAN FOLKLORE, I9II, PP. 349-352. Discography THE CUCKOO, SHE'S A FINE BIRD, Kelly Harrell. Victor 40047."