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The Coventry Carol – Christmas Songs 2017 Day 30

Close to the end of Christmas Songs 2017.
Here’s Sufjan Steven’s version of The Coventry Carol, a song derived from the biblical text dealing with Herod’s slaughter of the innocents. The vocal on this features Marla Hanson.

1.
Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.
Lullay, thou little tiny Child,
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.
2.
O sisters too, how may we do,
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling for whom we do sing
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.
3.
Herod, the king, in his raging,
Charged he hath this day
His men of might, in his own sight,
All young children to slay.
4.
That woe is me, poor Child for Thee!
And ever mourn and sigh,
For thy parting neither say nor sing,
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.