The Coventry Carol

Lully, lullay, O little tiny child. By by, lully, lullay.

O sisters now, what shall we do, to keep our children safe,
From soldiers sent to slay them all. 

By by, lully lullay.

Herod the king is now raging, for magi stole away
To keep from telling Herod where, Jesus the new king lay.

O Mary, take your child and flee, to keep him safe today.
We will remain and mourn the slain. 

By by, lully lullay.

Lully, lullay, O little tiny child. By by, lully, lullay.

Traditional English carol.
Words edited by Robert Traer.


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