Miri It Is

“Miri It Is” is presented as a single. This is the Appalachian Winter version of an old song originally sung in Middle English. The original composer and lyricist are unknown.

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Miri it is while sumer y-last
With fogeles song.
Oc nu neheth windes blast
And weder strong.
Ei! Ei! What this nicht is long,
And ich with wel michel wrong,
Soregh and morn and fast.
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Merry it is while summer does last
With the feathered ones’ song.
But now nears the wind’s cold blast
And weather strong.
Hey! Hey! What, this night is long.
And I with well much now wrong,
Sorrow, mourn and fast.

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