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Curoo, curoo SHEET MUSICLYRICS Curoo, curooDADGAD GUITAR TAB Curoo, curooTIN WHISTLE TAB Curoo, curooDADGAD CHORDS Curoo, curooCuroo, curoo AUDIO FILE
Anbetung der Hirten, shepherds in admiration  - 1622. Oil on canvas. Author: Gerard van Honthorst. Copyright is held by Zenodot Verlagsgesellschaft mbH and licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
The Carol of the Birds


I
t is a XVIIIth century Christmas Carol, sung in all the english-speaking countries. It said it had irish origins, but it hasn't been possible to check it out, yet.

It is also known as The Carol of The Birds.


Curoo, curoo AUDIO FILEtop of the page
Copyright by Glauco Leo: voice, dadgad and classical guitar, fiddle.


A lark from Custer State Park, South Dakota. Copyright © 2010, Alan D. Wilson. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Generic license.
T
he carol refers to the Announciation of Jesus Christ birth and it reflects the strong christian vocation of the Irish.

Its main characters are the birds, first called in a general way - "full many a bird" - later particularly referring to "the lark, the dove, the red bird".

In Christian religion the birds are important figures. In medieval times, for example,the lark simbolised the ascending prayer to God and in the Gospel it represents Christ himself. The dove personifies the Holy Spirit in many of the Bible episodes. Jonah, for instance, is a jewish name which just means "dove".


A finch. Deschutes National Forest, Oregon, USA. Copyright © 2006, Elaine R. Wilson. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Generic license.T
he "red bird" in this carol refers to several kind of birds, as the robin, the ibis - a red crane - and the finch. In their red-coloured plumes hides their symbolical meaning.

The finch, according to the christian religion, smeared its head with a drop of blood, while he was extracting a thorn from the forehead of Christ climbing to the Calvary. The same happened to the other red birds, in similar circumstances. Also the singing of these birds - "they did sing" - is very important because it announces the birth: "Curoo, curoo" gave, in fact, the name to the carol itself.

T
he birds symbology has ancient origins. Already Pliny spoke about the divinely singing bird which revives from its ash, the phoenix. Equipped of red plumage it became the only animal which didn't eat the forbidden apple offered by Eva.


Kate Douglas Wiggin. Source: project Gutembreg.A
lso the XXth century literature reflects this symbology.
The 55th Child Ballad -  The Carnal and the Crane - is the story of an unidentified bird, the "carnal", which tells the crane the episode in which the Three Wise Men went to the King Herod to announce Jesus Christ birth. The King said if there had been the real cock on the table it should have resurrected and sung. And the cock did so.

Besides Kate Douglas Wiggin's novel, The Birds' Christmas Carol, written in 1887, tells the story of Carol Bird, a maid, dead when she was about 10 years old, loved by everyone thanks to her unusual generosity.


LYRICS Curoo, curoo

Curoo, curoo
- Lyrics


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

The lark, the dove, the red bird came
Curoo, curoo, 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
Curoo, curoo, curoo

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

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


Curoo, curoo SHEET MUSICDADGAD GUITAR TAB Curoo, curoo

Curoo, curoo
- Sheet music and DADGAD guitar TAB


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Curoo, curoo SHEET MUSIC AND DADGAD GUITAR TAB
TIN WHISTLE TAB Curoo, curoo

Curoo, curoo
- Tinwhistle TAB



top of the pageThis score has been written in G to make it easier for D tinwhistle player. The voice and guitar score instead, as the audio file, are in A.


Curoo, curoo TINWHISTLE TAB

DADGAD CHORDS Curoo, curoo

Curoo, curoo
- DADGAD chords pattern


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A major DADGAD chord A major DADGAD chord
A major DADGAD chord D major DADGAD chord
E7sus4 major DADGAD chord E major DADGAD chord

 

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