Adam lay ybounden,

Bounded in a bond;
Four thousand winter
Thought he not too long.

And all was for an apple,
An apple that he took,
As clerkès finden written
In their book.

Ne had the apple taken been,
The apple taken been,
Ne had never Our Lady
A-been heavené queen.

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