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Summer is a‑coming in and the Cuckoo

Language: English after the English

Summer is a-coming in
Loudly sing cuckoo,
Groweth seed an bloweth mead
And spring'th the wood a-new.
Sing cuckoo, sing cuckoo.
Merry sing cuckoo
O the cuckoo she's a pretty bird
She singeth as she flies;
She bringeth good tidings,
She telleth no lies.
She suckeht white flowers
For to keep her voice clear;
And the more she singeth "Cuckoo"
The summer draweth near.

Submitted by Lidy van Noordenburg


Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in English, original text by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown LAT by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist, Cyril Meir Scott, Benjamin Britten.
  • Also set in Latin, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist.
  • Also set in English, adapted by by Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972) , title unknown LAT by Gary Bachlund.

Text added to the website: 2010-01-31 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:32
Line count: 15
Word count: 65

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