Coventry Carol

Den engelska texten – Christmas lyrics – till den traditionella julsången Coventry Carol.

  • Texten är från 1500-talet och var en del av en pjäs som framfördes i Coventry i England .
  • Coventry Carol tillhör de julsånger som kallas för Christmas carols.

Text – lyrics

Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.
Lullay, thou little tiny Child,
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.

O sisters too, how may we do,
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling for whom we do sing
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.

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

That woe is me, poor Child for Thee!
And ever mourn and sigh,
For thy parting neither say nor sing,
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.