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The Cuckoo Song

What songs do you remember from school? Swedes – the Swedes of my acquaintance – remember many. They sing them too, on special occasions. Midsummer is one special occasion and at Midsummer this year I was invited to contribute to the sing-along with some English school summer songs. Some? My mind went blank. Offhand, I … More…

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