The octave range for violin and cello are both very specific. Any notes of a standard song that are outside the range are silent. The closest match for these ranges is the undistorted range for electric guitar, but even that is wider than either of these. Violin songs will generally fall off the top end of cello and cellos songs usually fall out the bottom end of violin, with a few rare exceptions. Iko Iko and Yesterday are among those exceptions. Eventually, when I add more here, the majority of cello music will not play well on violin. There it is.