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Sumer is icumen in
Anonymous
A Middle English round written circa 1260. Author unknown.

Svmer is icumen in



Sumer is icumen in[edit]

Svmer is icumen in
Lhude sing cuccu
Groweþ sed and bloweþ med and springþ þe wde nu
Sing cuccu
Awe bleteþ after lomb
lhouþ after calue cu
Bulluc sterteþ
bucke uerteþ murie sing cuccu
Cuccu cuccu Wel singes þu cuccu ne swik þu nauer nu
      Sing cuccu nu
      Sing cuccu
Pes
      Sing cuccu nu
      Sing cuccu

Related version[edit]

        Sing, cuccu, nu. Sing, cuccu.
        Sing, cuccu. Sing, cuccu, nu.

Sumer is i-cumen in—
     Lhude sing, cuccu!
Groweth sed and bloweth med
     And springth the wude nu.
             Sing, cuccu!

Awe bleteth after lomb,
     Lhouth after calve cu,
Bulluc sterteth, bucke verteth—
     Murie sing, cuccu!
             Cuccu, cuccu.
     Wel singes thu, cuccu.
     Ne swik thu naver nu!

Version in the Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918[edit]

SUMER is icumen in,
    Lhude sing cuccu!
Groweth sed, and bloweth med,
    And springeth the wude nu—
                Sing cuccu!

Awe bleteth after lomb,
    Lhouth after calve cu;
Bulluc sterteth, bucke verteth,
    Murie sing cuccu!

Cuccu, cuccu, well singes thu, cuccu:
    Ne swike thu naver nu;
Sing cuccu, nu, sing cuccu,
    Sing cuccu, sing cuccu, nu!

lhude] loud. awe] ewe. lhouth] loweth. sterteth] leaps. swike] cease.