Cuckoo Song

1      Sing, cuccu, nu! Sing, cuccu!
2    Sing, cuccu! Sing, cuccu, nu!
3  Sumer is icumen in;
4    Lhud{.e} sing, cuccu!
5Groweth sed, and bloweth med,
6    And springth the wud{.e} nu.
7      Sing, cuccu!
8  Aw{.e} bleteth after lomb,
9    Lhouth after calv{.e} cu;
10Bulluc sterteth, buck{.e} verteth;
11    Muri{.e} sing, cuccu!
12      Cuccu! cuccu!
13    Wel sing{.e}s thu, cuccu;
14    Ne swik thu naver nu.
Original Text: 
British Library Manuscript Harley 978, for which see A Catalogue of the Harleian Manuscripts (London: G. Eyre and A. Strahan, 1808-1812). Z 6621 .B85 H3 1808 Institute of Medieval Studies Library
Publication Start Year: 
1240
RPO poem Editors: 
William Hall Clawson; N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
2RP.1.1; RPO 1996-2000.
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