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SUMER IS ICUMEN IN
(Anon, 13th Century)


Sumer is icumen in
Lhude sing cucu;
Groweth seed and bloweth med and
Springth the wode nu,
Sing cucu.
Awe bleteth after lamb,
Lhouth after calve cu;
Bulloc sterteth, bucke verteth,
Murie sing cucu.
Cucu, cucu.
Wel singes thu cuc-u,
Ne swik thu naver nu.

(modern English version is included in the attachment - No 39 in ‘The King’s Singers Book of Rounds, Canons and Partsongs’)

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