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WHAT ARE THE CUCKOO'S NOTES?

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WHAT ARE THE CUCKOO'S NOTES? What are the notes of the cuckoo, which just now may be heard in every suburb and at almost any time of day? A correspondent of the Daily News, who writes from Finchley, finds, by the aid of a re- cently-tuned piano, that they are F natural and D flat, and, assuming there to be more than one cuckoo in the neighbourhood, finds no variation in the notes of different bitds. The experiment of find- ing these notes on the piano was, however, com- menced more than a month ago, when, he declares, the cuckoo was singing F sharp and D natural. This leads him to believe there is considerable meaning in the following old rhyme about the cuckoo: In April, Come he will. In the month of May, He comes to stay. In the month of June, Sings out of tune. In July, Prepares to fly. In August, Go he must. In Beethoven's pastoral symphony, Scene am Bach," the cuckoo's notes are given as D natural to B flat-two tones lower than the correspondent's cuckoos are now singing. It is significant that the distance between the two notes is the same in every case.

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