The English language has a rich tradition of songs celebrating the joys of orgasm. Here are just a few examples.
- Sumer Is Icumen In (anon., 13th century)
- Come Again (John Dowland, 1597)
- Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (Charles Wesley, 1745)
- Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing (Robert Robinson, 1757)
- Come, Ye Disconsolate (Thomas Moore, 1816)
- Oh Come, All Ye Faithful (English lyrics Frederick Oakley, 1841)
- Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel (English lyrics Neale & Coffin mid-1800s)
- Someday My Prince Will Come (from the 1937 animated Disney feature Snow White)
- Come Dance With Me (sung by Frank Sinatra, 1959)
- Come Together (John Lennon, 1969)
- Here You Come Again (Dolly Parton, 1977)
- Come Unto Him (Dan Carter, 1996)
- Come Cover Me (Nightwish, 2000)
- Don’t Know Why I Didn’t Come (Norah Jones, 2002)
The 1983 Frankie Goes To Hollywood hit ”Relax” must be seen as a reaction to this lyrical consensus, cautioning the listener to ”Relax, don’t do it, when you want to come”. It is perhaps no surprise that it was banned from radio play by the ever orgasm-friendly BBC.