Adam Lay Ibounden
Adam lay ibounden, Bounden in a bond; Four thousand winter Thoght he not too long; And all was for an appil, An appil that he tok, As clerkes finden Wreten in here book. Ne hadde the appil take ben, The appil taken ben, Ne hadde never our lady A ben hevene quene. Blessed be the time That appil take was. Therefore we moun singen "Deo gracias."
Pre-1400, United Kingdom