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My Cuckoo Clock

Robert Service

I bought a cuckoo clock
         And glad was I
To hear its tick and tock,
         Its dulcet cry.
But Jones, whose wife is young
         And pretty too,
Winced when that bird gave tongue:
         Cuckoo! Cuckoo!
         
I have a lady friend
         Whom I would wed,
For dalliance should end
         In bridal bed.
Until the thought occurred:
         Can she be true?
And then I heard that bird:
         Cuckoo! Cuckoo!

Though ignorance is bliss
         And love be blind,
Faithless may be the kiss
         Of womankind.
So now sweet echoes mock
         My wish to woo:
Confound that cursed clock!
         Cuckoo! Cuckoo!

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