Sumer is icumen in (MS Harley 978)

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Sumer is icumen in  (13th century) 
Anonymous

The manuscript Harley 978 is a compliation of various texts, primarily in Latin and French. The only Middle English text in the manuscript is the song "Sumer is icumen in", on folio 11 verso.


 
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\markup { \with-color #blue S } v -- mer is i -- cu -- men in. _ _ Lhu -- de sing cuc -- cu. Grow -- eþ sed and blow -- eþ med and springþ þe w -- de nu. Sing cuc -- cu a -- we ble -- teþ af -- ter lomb. lhouþ af -- ter cal -- ue cu. Bul -- luc ster -- teþ. buc -- ke uer -- teþ mu -- rie sing cuc -- cu. Cuc -- cu cuc -- cu _ Wel sing -- es þu cuc -- cu ne swik þu na -- uer nu.
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_ Per -- spi -- ce _ χρ̅i -- co -- la. _ _ que di -- gna -- ci -- o. ce -- li -- cus a -- gri -- co -- la pro ui -- tis vi -- ci -- o. Fi -- li -- o non par -- cens ex -- po -- su -- it mor -- tis ex -- i -- ci -- o Qui cap -- ti -- ues se -- mi -- ui -- uos a sup -- pli -- ci -- o Vi -- te, do -- nat, _ et se -- cum, co -- ro -- nat, in ce -- li so -- li -- o.
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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

Sing cuccu nu
Sing cuccu


This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.