141. Coventry Carol

1 Lully, thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lully, lullay;
Lully, thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lully, lullay.

2 O sisters too, how may we do,
For to preserve this day;
This poor Youngling for whom we sing
By, by, lully, lullay.

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

4 Then woe is me, poor Child ,for Thee,
And ever mourn and say;
For Thy parting nor say nor sing,
By, by, lully, lullay.

Text Information
First Line: Lullay, thou little tiny Child
Title: Coventry Carol
Author: Robert Croo, fl. 1534
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Christmas; Jesus Christ
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: English melody

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