Episode #7 of The 78 Project: Richard Thompson “The Coo Coo Bird”

The gypsy queen said it was the oldest song in the world.  Even before he told us so, we felt that long history of “The Coo Coo Bird” in the sure motions of Richard’s fingers on the guitar strings and the dark depth of his voice.  In a borrowed room, we borrowed what might be the oldest song in the world, and cut it deep into acetate.

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