Sumer is incumen in
A design featuring the middle English manuscript version of the 13th century medieval round "Sumer is icumen in", or the Cuckoo Song as it is also known.
Said to be the earliest complete record of a secular song, it was famously featured at the end of the film The Wicker Man.
The text of the song is recorded in black on the manuscript. The red text is a Christian devotional song in Latin, Perspice Christicola. Both songs are set, rather incongruously, to the same tune.
The modern English version of the song is below:
Summer] has arrived,
Loudly sing, cuckoo!
The seed is growing
And the meadow is blooming,
And the wood is coming into leaf now,
The ewe is bleating after her lamb,
The cow is lowing after her calf;
The bullock is prancing,
The billy-goat farting, [or "The stag cavorting"
Sing merrily, cuckoo!
You sing well, cuckoo,
Never stop now.
Sing, cuckoo, now; sing, cuckoo;
Sing, cuckoo; sing, cuckoo, now!