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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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From out of a wood did a cuckoo fly,
He came to a manger with joyful cry,
He hopped, he curtsied, round he flew,
And loud his jubilation grew,
Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo.
A pigeon flew over to Galilee,
He strutted, and cooed, and was full of glee,
And showed with jewelled wings unfurled,
His joy that Christ was in the world,
Vrercroo, Vrercroo, Vrercroo.
Percy Dearmer (1867-1936)
This comes from the same source as ‘Little Jesus, sweetly sleep’. The difference this time is that Miss Jakubicuva told the story that a particularly poor and shabby little Czech girl asked her whether she would like to hear a song she knew. She sang ‘Zezulka z lesa vylitla, kuku’. This little gem was paraphrased by Percy Dearmer to provide this English text. There is a standard Czech version which is widely known in America.