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Coventry Carol

Margaret Imrie  •  Song

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Coventry Carol
Music: 16th century English;
Words: author unknown.

Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child,
Bye bye, lully, lullay.
Lullay, thou little tiny child,
Bye bye, lully, lullay.

Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child,
Bye bye, lully, lullay.
Lullay, thou little tiny child,
Bye bye, lully, lullay.

O sisters too, how may we do
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling for whom we do sing,
“Bye bye, lully, lullay”?

Herod the king, in his raging,
Charged he hath this day
His men of might in his own sight
All children young to slay.

That woe is me, poor child, for thee
And ever mourn and may
For thy parting neither say nor sing,
“Bye bye, lully, lullay.”

used with CCC permission

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