Coventry Carol : Christmas Carol Lyrics, Video, Mp3 Download

The “Coventry Carol” is a very famous carol for Christmas which can be teased to be from 16th century. The carol was performed in Coventry in England as part of a mystery play called “The Pageant of the Shear-men and Tailors” which depicts the Christmas story from chapter two in the Gospel of Matthew.

Coventry Carol - Christmas CarolThe carol refers to the Massacre of the Innocents, in which Herod ordered all male infants under the age of two in Bethlehem to be killed.

The lyrics of this haunting carol represent a mother’s lament for her doomed child.

Coventry Carol – Christmas Carol Lyrics :

Lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lully, lullay.
Lullay, Thou little tiny Child.
By, by, lully, lullay.

O sisters, too, how may we do,
For to preserve this day;
This poor Youngling for whom we sing,
By, by, lully, lullay.

Herod the King, in his raging,
Charged he hath this day;
His men of might, in his own sight,
All children young, to slay.

Then woe is me, poor Child, for Thee,
And ever mourn and say;
For Thy parting, nor say nor sing,
By, by, lully, lullay.

Coventry Carol – Christmas Carol Video :

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