Swayne G - Adam lay ibounden



Recorded on
29 November 2009


Deo gratias!
Adam lay ibounden,
bounden in a bond:
Four thousand winter
thought he not too long.

And all was for an apple,
an apple that he took;
as clerkès finden
written in theirè book.

Nè haddè the apple taken been,
the apple taken been,
nè haddè never our lady
a-been heavenè queen.

Blessèd be the time
that apple taken was!
therefore we moun singen:
Deo gracias!

Words Anonymous, 15th century


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