From William Ballet's Lute Book in Library of Trin. Coll., Dublin about A.D. 1600. Harmonized by Dr. Charles Wood
Notes and Source: George Ratcliffe Woodward, ed., The Cowley Carol Book For Christmas, Easter, and Ascensiontide, First Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd, 1901, Revised and Expanded Edition), Carol #32
Sweet was the song the Virgin sung,
When she, when she to Bethlem Juda came,
And was deliver'd of a Son,
That blessed Jesus hath to name.
Lulla, lulla, lula, lullaby,
Lula, lula, lula, lullaby, sweet Babe, sung she,
My Son, and eke a Saviour born,
Who hast vouchsafed from on high
To visit us that were forlorn;
Lalula, lalula, lalulaby, sweet babe, sang she,
And rockt Him sweetly on her knee.
Sheet Music from George Ratcliffe
Woodward, ed., The Cowley Carol Book For Christmas, Easter, and
Ascensiontide, First Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd, 1902, Revised and Expanded
Edition 1929), Carol #32
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), #39, pp. 70-71.
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