THE COVENTRY CAROL (Listen to midi)

 

    Dm    ADm          C      Dm  A

1. Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child,

    Dm    A  Dm C A Dm

    bye, bye, lully, lullay.

 

   Dm       A     Dm           C  Dm A

2. Oh, sisters, too, how may we do,

   Dm A Dm C       A   Dm

    for to preserve this day

       F    C   Dm    A      F     C    Dm  A

    this poor youngling, for whom we sing?

    Dm    A  Dm C A Dm

    Bye, bye, lully, lullay.

 

    Dm        A Dm        C Dm A

3. Herod, the King, in his raging,

      Dm A  Dm  C     A   Dm

    charged he hath this day

     F     C  Dm A      F  C  Dm   A

    his men of might in his own sight

   Dm   A Dm   C       A  Dm

    all children young to slay.

 

      Dm         A Dm            C   Dm   A

4. Then woe is me, poor child, for thee,

   Dm  ADm   C      A   Dm

    and ever morn` and day,

     F    C Dm A    F    C   Dm   A

    for thy saving we pray and sing,

    Dm   A  Dm C A Dm

    bye, bye, lully, lullay.

 

    Dm    A Dm         C      Dm  A

5. Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child,

    Dm   A  Dm C  A  Dm

    bye, bye, lully, lullay.


(midi = capo 5th)