Parallel Anthology Track 57
Track 57: Clarence Ashley - The Coo Coo Bird Columbia 15489-D; Recorded in Johnson City, Tennessee, 23.11.1929
Record label does not assign authorship, nor does www.78discography.com.
According to wikipedia, this is a version of a traditional English folk song.
The Roud Folksong Index classifies this song as a version of Roud 413. A Roud number search returns numerous versions which significantly pre-date Ashley's recording.
This composition can be treated as public domain.
False Hearted Lover by Olivia Hauser recorded in 1961: Max Hunter Collection Note: Most of this song is different to "The Coo Coo Bird". Only the last two verses (from 1:44) contain the first verse of Ashley's version.