'Sumer is icumen in'

'Sumer is icumen in' in both Audio and text version.

'Sumer is icumen in'

Middle English

Sumer is icumen in,
Lhude sing cuccu!
Groweş sed and bloweş med
And springş şe wde nu,
Sing cuccu!
Awe bleteş after lomb,
Lhouş after calue cu.
Bulluc sterteş, bucke uerteş,
Murie sing cuccu!
Cuccu, cuccu, wel singes şu cuccu,
Ne swik şu nauer nu!
Sing cuccu nu, sing cuccu!
Sing cuccu, sing cuccu nu!

Modern English

Summer is a-coming in
Loudly sing cuckoo!
Groweth seed and bloweth mead
and springs the wood anew
Sing cuckoo!
Ewe bleateth aft-er lamb,
Calf loweth after cow,
Bullock starteth, buck farteth,
Merry sing cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo, well singest thou cuckoo,
Nor cease thou never now!
Sing cuckoo now, sing cuckoo!
Sing cuckoo, sing cuckoo now!

Audio recording of 'Sumer is icumen in'

"Sumer is icumen in" (c. 1260) (35 sec) (from Glen D. Wheeler).