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Sumer is icumen in Anonymous

Canon à 4   Alternate lyrics by Dafydd Greagg

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Sv - mer is i - cum - en in, Lhu - de sing cuc - cu. Grow - eth sed and blow - eth med and
So - mer is y - cum - en in, Time to sail a - way! Eng - land’s neat and France is sweet; all

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springth the wd - e nu. Sing cuc - cu. A - we blet - eth aft - er lomb lhouth
Vi - kings well may say: “Loot, pil - lage!” Pack the drak - kar, clean your sword and
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aft - er cal - ve cu. Bull - uc stert - eth, buck - e uert - eth, mu - rie sing cuc - cu.
set the sail on high. Time to greet them, let’s go meet them, then we’ll wave good- bye.
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Cuc - cu, cuc - cu. Wel sing - es thu cuc - cu ne swik thu na - uer nu.
Loot and pil - lage is our de - light, whet - her morn - ing, noon, or night.

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Pedal 1 Pedal 2

                
Sing cuc - cu nu, sing cuc - cu. Sing cuc - cu, sing cuc - cu nu.

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Loot and pil - lage, loot, pil - lage! Loot, pil - lage, loot and pil - lage!
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Final time:  
Sing cuc - cu, sing cuc - cu.
Loot, pil - lage, loot, pil - lage!

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Realisation à 6
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Sum - mer is a - com - ing in, loud - ly sing cuc- koo. Grow - eth seed and blow - eth mead and

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       
Sum - mer is a - com - ing in, loud - ly sing cuc - koo.

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  
Sum - mer is a - com - ing in,

   

              
Sing cuc - koo, new. Sing cuc - koo. Sing cuc - koo, new.

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            
Sing cuc - koo. Sing cuc - koo, new. Sing cuc - koo.

Copyright © 2006 Philip Legge, for the Choral Public Domain Library: http://www.cpdl.org/
Edition may be freely distributed, duplicated, performed, or recorded. All other rights reserved.
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springth the wood a - new. Sing cuc - koo. E - we bleat - eth aft - er lamb lowth

          
         
Grow - eth seed and blow - eth mead and springth the wood a - new. Sing cuc - koo.

                      
loud - ly sing cuc - koo. Grow - eth seed and blow - eth mead and springth the wood a - new.

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Sum - mer is a - com - ing in, loud - ly sing cuc - koo. Grow - eth seed and blow - eth mead and

               
Sing cuc - koo. Sing cuc - koo, new. Sing cuc - koo.

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            
  
Sing cuc - koo, new. Sing cuc - koo. Sing cuc - koo, new.

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aft - er cal - ve coo. Bull - ock start - eth buck - e vert - eth mu - rie sing cuc - koo.


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E - we bleat - eth aft - er lamb lowth aft - er cal - ve coo. Bull - ock start - eth buck - e vert - eth

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              
Sing cuc - koo. E - we bleat - eth aft - er lamb lowth aft - er cal - ve coo.

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   
springth the wood a - new. Sing cuc - koo. E - we bleat - eth aft - er lamb lowth

              
Sing cuc - koo, new. Sing cuc - koo. Sing cuc - koo, new.

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            
Sing cuc - koo. Sing cuc - koo, new. Sing cuc - koo.
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Cuc - koo, cuc - koo. Well sing - est thou cuc - koo, ne swik thou nev - er new.

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         
mu - rie sing cuc- koo. Cuc - koo, cuc - koo. Well sing - est thou cuc - koo, ne

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Bull - ock start - eth buck - e vert - eth mu - rie sing cuc- koo. Cuc - koo, cuc - koo.

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          
aft - er cal - ve coo. Bull - ock start - eth buck - e vert - eth mu - rie sing cuc- koo.

             
Sing cuc - koo. Sing cuc - koo, new. Sing cuc - koo.

   
        
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Sing cuc - koo, new. Sing cuc - koo. Sing cuc - koo, new.

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             
Sum - mer is a - com - ing in, loud - ly sing cuc- koo. Grow - eth seed and blow - eth mead and

      
        
      
swik thou nev - er new. Sum - mer is a - com - ing in, loud - ly sing cuc - koo.

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          
   
Well sing - est thou cuc - koo, ne swik thou nev - er new. Sum - mer is a - com - ing in,

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 
Cuc - koo, cuc - koo. Well sing - est thou cuc - koo, ne swik thou nev - er new.

               
Sing cuc - koo, new. Sing cuc - koo. Sing cuc - koo, new.

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            
Sing cuc - koo. Sing cuc - koo, new. Sing cuc - koo.
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         
swik thou nev - er new.

               
Well sing - est thou cuc - koo, ne swik thou nev - er new.

               
   
Cuc - koo, cuc - koo. Well sing - est thou cuc - koo, ne swik thou nev - er new.

                  
Sing cuc - koo, new. Sing cuc - koo. Sing cuc - koo, new. Sing cuc - koo.

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                
Sing cuc - koo. Sing cuc - koo, new. Sing cuc - koo. Sing cuc - koo.