Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Coventry Carol with Lizzie

This is a double now, but it's one Lizzie and I recorded in Maine this past August and that I've been saving for Christmas. So, Merry Christmas from Maine in August!

Words by Robert Croo; melody from a 1591 manuscript (I would love to see that manuscript, man.)
Em - Am B7 / Em AmB7 Em - / D Bm A B7 / Em AmB7 Em -

Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child
By by, lully, 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 sing
By by, lully, lullay

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

Then woe is me, poor child, for thee
And ever mourn and say
For thy parting nor say nor sing
By by lully, lullay

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