Winter is icumen in (English translation)

  • Artist: Ezra Pound (Ezra Weston Loomis Pound)
  • Featuring artist: Bayesian choir
  • Song: Winter is icumen in 2 translations
  • Translations: English, German
English (Middle English)

Winter is icumen in

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.
Freezeth river, turneth liver,
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.
Submitted by annabellannaannabellanna on Thu, 30/06/2016 - 08:39
Submitter's comments:

This is a parody of the famous ancient canone "Sumer is icumen in"

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Winter has arrived

Winter has arrived,
Loudly sing Goddamm.
It rains and ruins our clothes,
And how the wind howls!
Sing: Goddamm.
Buses slide and spray us with dirty snow,
And my legs shiver.
The river freezes, I am sick to my stomach,
Damn you, sing: Goddamm.
Goddamm, Goddamm, it is why I am, Goddamm,
So ‘gainst the winter’s weather.
Sing goddamm, damm, sing Goddamm.
Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM.
thanked 5 times
Submitted by LobolyrixLobolyrix on Thu, 30/06/2016 - 15:43
Added in reply to request by annabellannaannabellanna
More translations of "Winter is icumen in"
English Lobolyrix
sandringsandring    Thu, 30/06/2016 - 18:14

Wolfgang, thank you! I wouldn't classify it as Old or Middle English. Just English. Annabellana's comment explains all. Regular smile

sandringsandring    Thu, 30/06/2016 - 19:03

Sorry, I forgot. Then may be Middle English? Old English looks scary. Will never forget the uni exam! Horror film.

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