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Children:
There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall
And a bell in the steeple too
And in the nursery an absurd little bird
Is popping out to say "cuckoo"
Marta, Gretl, Brigitta:
Cuckoo, cuckoo

Children: Marta, Gretl, Brigitta:
Regretfully they tell us Cuckoo, cuckoo
But firmly they compel us Cuckoo, cuckoo
To say goodbye . . .
Marta, Gretl, Brigitta:
Cuckoo!
Children:
. . . to you

Children:
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehn, good night
Marta:
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight

Children:
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehn, adieu
Friedrich:
Adieu, adieu, to you and you and you

Children:
So long, farewell, auf 'voir , auf wiedersehn
Liesl:
I'd like to stay and taste my first champagne

Children:
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehn, goodbye
Kurt:
I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye -- Goodbye!
Brigitta:
I'm glad to go, I cannot tell a lie
Louisa:
I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly
Gretl:
The sun has gone to bed and so must I

Children:
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Guests:
Goodbye!



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