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Sumer is icumen in

Language: English

Sumer is icumen in,
  lhude sing cuccu.
Groweth sed and bloweth med
  and springth the wode nu.
Sing cuccu.

Awe bleteth after lomb,
  lhouth after calve cu.
Bulluc sterteth, bucke verteth,
  murrie sing cuccu.

Cuccu, cuccu,
wel singes thu cuccu,
ne swik thu naver nu.

Translation(s): GER LAT

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57
Line count: 12
Word count: 45

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Sommer ist ins Land gezogen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Sommer ist ins Land gezogen
singe laut, Kuckuck!
Saat gedeiht und Wiese sprießt,
und wieder grünt der Wald,
Sing, Kuckuck!

Mutterschaf blökt nach dem Lamm,
die Kuh muht nach dem Kalb
Jungstier regt sich, Bock bewegt sich1,
fröhlich sing, Kuckuck!

Kuckuck, Kuckuck,
schön singst du, Kuckuck,
verstumme nicht mehr nun.

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1 Könnte auch mit „Bock entlädt sich“ übertragen werden oder derb: "der Bock furzt"


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Text added to the website: 2017-06-24.
Last modified: 2017-06-24 09:28:25
Line count: 12
Word count: 50