Lullaby (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-19)  CPDL #75515:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-19).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 546 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Lullaby
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: William Cox Bennett
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1877 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

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Lullaby! O, lullaby!
Baby, hush that little cry!
Light is dying,
Bats are flying,
Bees today with work have done.

Lo, till comes the morrow’s sun,
Let sleep kiss those bright eyes dry!
Lullaby! O, lullaby!
Hush’d are all things far and nigh;
Flow’rs are closing,
Birds reposing,
All sweet things with life have done.
Sweet, sweet, till dawns the morning sun,
Sleep, then kiss those blue eyes dry,

Lulla, lulla, lulla, lullaby! Lullaby! Lullaby!