Lute-book lullaby (Geoffrey Shaw)
- Editor: Arjen Bax (submitted 2013-05-04). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 61 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Arranged by Geoffrey Shaw.
Title: Lute-book lullaby
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)
Original text and translations
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.)