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COVENTRY CAROL

CHRISTMAS
Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors; 16th century, Robert Croo / Original version of 1591





COVENTRY CAROL


1 Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay.

O sisters too, How many we do
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling,
For whom we do sing,
By by, lully lullay?
2 Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay.

Herod, the king, In his raging,
Charg├Ęd he hath this day
His men of might,
In his own sight,
All young children to slay.
3 Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay.

That woe is me, Poor child for thee!
And ever morn and day,
For thy parting
Nor say nor sing
By by, lully lullay!

First upload: 2003? / Update: Dec 8, 2010