Ezra Pound - Ancient Music

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Ezra Pound - Ancient Music - Read by Alan Davis-Drake

Ancient Music
by Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

Winter is icummen 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,
Damn 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.
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Note: This is not folk music, but Dr. Ker writes that the tune is found under the Latin words of a very ancient canon. (Pound's note)

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