From the recording Origins
We first learned this song from Rhiannon Giddens. This song is an old English Folk song from a long time ago. We then got to hear some earlier versions of the song when visiting the Rinzler Archives at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in 2018. https://folkways.si.edu/anthology-of-american-folk-music/african-american-music-blues-old-time/music/album/smithsonian It was so interesting to see how it has evolved. This is our interpretation of The Cuckoo.