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Gogs: Cuckoos

On May Day girls invoke the cuckoo:

Cuckoo! cuckoo! on the bough,
Tell me truly, tell me how
Many years there will be
Till a husband comes to me.
Then they count the calls of the cuckoo until he pauses again.(4)

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