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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

BLOG CAROLING 2016: THE COVENTRY CAROL





It's become a Geneablogger tradition to join our friend footnoteMaven in the annual Blog Caroling Event, when geneabloggers post their favorite Christmas carols. 

I chose a carol this year that appeals to my love of medieval history. The Coventry Carol was first
performed in a nativity pageant in 1534 and was written by Robert Croo (Crow). I like the version 
recorded by Annie Lennox.


 Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child,
 Bye bye, lully, lullay.
 Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child,
 Bye bye, lully, lullay.

 O sisters too, how may we do
 For to preserve this day
This poor youngling for whom we sing,
"Bye bye, lully, lullay"?

Herod the king, in his raging,
Charg├Ęd he hath this day
His men of might in his own sight
All young children to slay.

That woe is me, poor child, for thee
And ever mourn and may
For thy parting neither say nor sing,
Bye bye, lully, lullay."





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