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Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Countdown To Christmas (Get Ready): Coventry Carol

This is my 2nd favourite Christmas carol...

Lullay, lully, Thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lullay, lullay.
Thou little tiny Child.
By, by, lully, lullay.

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

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

Then woe is me, poor Child, for Thee,
And ever mourn and sigh;
For Thy parting, neither say nor sing,
By, by, lullay, lullay.

(Sung by the Cambridge Singers)

3 comments:

Dominic Rivron said...

A bit further down my list than 2nd, but a good one!

In the Bleak Midwinter is top of my personal list this Christmas. Away in a Manger probably 2nd.

Alan Sloman said...

Beautiful - thank you. Not heard it before.

The Solitary Walker said...

In The Bleak Midwinter - top of mine too, Dominic.