|Now, you can listen to the first two lines put together.|
In this pronunciation guide,
SUmair is IcUmin in, lU-duh sing cUckU
- is the sound of the vowel in "say"
- is the sound of the vowel in "see"
- is the sound of the vowel in "grow"
- is the sound of the vowel in "soon"
GrOweth sAd and blOweth mAd and springth the wUduh nU
ow-uh blAteth after lahhhmb, lOth after cal-vuh cU
Bullock stairteth, buck-uh vairteth, mUrI sing cUckU
Well singst thU cUckU; nA swick thU nevair nU
Sing cUckU, nU....
P.S. If you can make the sound, try pronouncing the "lh"s as if they were spelled "hl".
Summer is coming in, loudly sings the cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo....
The seed grows; the meadow blossoms, and the woods alivens anew.
The ewe bleats after the lamb; the cow lows after the calf;
The bull leaps; the goat capers*; merrily sing cuckoo!
Well sing you, cuckoo--don't ever stop now.
Sing cuckoo, now....