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Ancient Music
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by Ezra Pound (1912)
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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.


      (This is Pound’s parody of the medieval lyric “Sumer Is Icumen In”)




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