Lute-book lullaby (Geoffrey Shaw)

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  • (Posted 2013-05-04)  CPDL #29027:     
Editor: Arjen Bax (submitted 2013-05-04).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Arranged by Geoffrey Shaw.

General Information

Title: Lute-book lullaby
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredLullabyCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

Sweet was the song the Virgin sang,
when she to Bethlem Judah came
and was deliver'd of a son,
that blessed Jesus hath to name:
“Lula, lula, lula, lullaby,
lula, lula, lula, lullaby.

Sweet babe,” sang she, “my son, and eke a Saviour born,
who hast vouchsafed from on high
to visit us that were forlorn:
Lalula, lalula, lalullaby.
Sweet babe,” sang she,
and rock'd him sweetly on her knee.

words by W. Ballet (17th c.)