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First Line: Winter is icummen in
Last Line: Found under the latin words of a very ancient canon.
Subject(s): Hate; Social Protest


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.

Note: -- This is not folk music, but Dr. Ker writes that the tune is to be
found under the Latin words of a very ancient canon.





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