Winter is icumen in, Lhude sing Goddamm, Raineth drop and staineth slop, And how the wind doth ramm! Sing: Goddamm. Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us, An ague hath my ham. Damm you; Sing: Goddamm. Goddamm, Goddamm, 'tis why I am, Goddamm, So 'gainst the winter's balm. Sing goddamm, damm, sing goddamm, Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM.
Note: this poem is inspired by the ancient song Sumer is icumen in.
- by Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972), first published 1916 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "Ancient Music", 1991 [ baritone and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
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