The Coventry Carol sheet music

The Coventry Carol sheet music for Piano

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About 'The Coventry Carol'

Artist: Traditional Melody
The Artist:Traditional Music of unknown author.
Composed:1700s
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The "Coventry Carol" is an English Christmas carol dating from the 16th century. The carol was traditionally performed in Coventry in England as part of a mystery play called The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. The play depicts the Christmas story from chapter two in the Gospel of Matthew: the carol itself refers to the Massacre of the Innocents, in which Herod ordered all male infants under the age of two in Bethlehem to be killed, and takes the form of a lullaby sung by mothers of the doomed children.

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Lullay, lullay
My little tiny child
By-by, lullay, lullay

Lullay, lullay
My little tiny child
By-by, lullay, lullay

Oh, sisters two
How may we do
For to preserve this day?

This poor youngling
Of whom we do sing
By-by, lullay, 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, lullay, lullay

Lullay, lullay
My little tiny child
By-by, lullay, lullay

Lullay, lullay
My little tiny child
By-by, lullay, lu
By-by, lullay, lu
By-by, lullay, lu
Score Key:G minor (Sounding Pitch) (View more G minor Music for Piano )
Tempo Marking: = 90
Time Signature:3/4 (View more 3/4 Music)
Duration:1:00
Number of Pages:1
Difficulty:Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players
Instrument: Piano  (View more Intermediate Piano Music)
Style: Traditional (View more Traditional Piano Music)
christmas (View more christmas Piano Music)
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