Adam Lay Ybounden
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Okay - we admit it. We jes' love to find a new Adam Lay Ybounden setting. This one is for 2 to 4 part unison voices and IT IS COOL! Not only that, but it's EASY to put together. A wonderful canon that can be accompanied by (optional) hand drum or other percussion. Perfect for a Lessons and Carols service for any sized choir.
Adam lay ybounden, bounden in a bond,
Four thousand winter thought he not too long;
And all was for an apple, and 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 Lady ybeen heavene Queen.
Blessed be the time that apple taken was:
Therfore we moun singen: Deo Gratias.