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Adam Lay Ybounden lyrics:

Adam lay ybounden
Bounden in a bond;
Four thousand winter,
Thought he not too long.

And all was for an apple
An apple that he took.
As clerkes finden,
Written in their book.

Ne had the apple taken been
The apple taken been,
Ne had never our ladie,
Abeen heav'ne queen.

Blessed be the time
That apple taken was,
Therefore we moun singen.
Deo gracias!

About this song:

"Adam lay ybounden", also known as "Deo Gracias" is a traditional English carol dating back to the 15th century. This song describes the fall of Adam, and the redemption of mankind by the birth of Christ.

ybounden is pronounced i-bounden.


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