Curoo Curoo lyrics

The Clancy Brothers

For many a bird did wake and fly
Curoo, curoo-oo, curoo
For many a bird did wake and fly
To the manger bed with a wandering cry
On Christmas day in the morning
Curoo, curoo, curoo-oo-oo-oo
Curoo, curoo-oo, curoo-oo-oo-oo

The lark, the dove, the red bird came
Curoo, curoo-oo, curoo
The lark, the dove, the red bird came
And they did sing in sweet Jesus' name
On Christmas day in the morning
Curoo, curoo, curoo-oo-oo-oo
Curoo, curoo-oo, curoo-oo-oo-oo

The owl was there with eyes so wide
Curoo, curoo-oo, curoo
The owl was there with eyes so wide
And he did sing at sweet Mary's side
On Christmas day in the morning
Curoo, curoo, curoo-oo-oo-oo
Curoo, curoo-oo, curoo-oo-oo-oo

The shepherds knelt upon the hay
Curoo, curoo-oo, curoo
The shepherds knelt upon the hay
And the angels sang the night away
On Christmas day in the morning
Curoo, curoo, curoo-oo-oo-oo
Curoo, curoo-oo, curoo-oo-oo-oo

Song Details

Music & Lyrics: Traditional with lyrics printed in the 17th century (1800's)

Arrangement for Cello: Pablo Casals (29 Dec 1876 – 22 Oct 1973) - one of the greatest cellists of all time.

Brief:  The song is also titled Carol of the Birds. It describes the beautiful sounds made by a variety of birds at the Nativity scene on 'Christmas Day in the Morning' celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Category: Irish Traditional Christmas Song

Covers: The Clancy Brothers (featured), Danny O'Flaherty, Cappella Caeciliana, Jeff Black, Patrick Egan, The Wiggles...

Album: Christmas with The Clancy Brothers

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