Cuccu vs Goddamm

enne oli see…

Cucoo Song
Anonüümne autor, kuskil 1250. a. Inglismaa

Sumer is icumen in,
Lhude sing cuccu!
Groweth sed, and bloweth med,
And springth the wude nu-
Sing cuccu!

Awe bleteth after lomb,
Lhouth after calve cu;
Bulluc sterteth, bucke verteth,
Murie sing cuccu!

Cuccu, cuccu, well singes thu, cuccu;
Ne swike thu never nu;
Sing cuccu, nu, sing cuccu,
Sing cuccu, sing cuccu, nu!

… ja siis tuli see …

Ezra Pound

Winter is icummen in,
Lhude sing God damm.
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.