Hush, do not cry, my little tiny child:
Lullaby, lullalay!
1 O brothers, tell what ill befell
Bethlehem's town this day;
let grief recite these infants' plight,
sorrow and sore dismay.
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2 O sisters too, what may we do
and save from death today
this poor young thing to whom we sing:
'Lullaby, lullalay'?
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3 Herod the king, in his raging,
gave his command this day:
his men of might in his own sight
all little boys to slay.
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4 Then woe is me, poor child,
to see this sad and sorry day;
from your parting we say nor sing,
'Lullaby, lullalay.'
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Adapted from Coventry Carol attributed to Robert Croo by Michael Perry (Word and Music)(1942 - 1996)
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