I Saw A Sweet And Silly Sight
Traditional, Fifteenth Century
MS. Additional 5666, fols. 4b, 5.
Source: Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914), p. 59.
I saw a sweet (and) silly1
A blissful bride, a blossom bright
That mourning made and mirth among.
A maiden mother, meek and mild,
In cradle kept a knavė child
That softly slept; she sat and sang.
"Lullay, lullow, lully, lullay, lully, lully, lully, lully, lully,
Lullow, lully, lullay, baw, baw,
My bairn, sleep softly now."
1. Blessed. Return
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