Slepe Softly Now (David Drexler)

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Editor: David Drexler (submitted 2010-04-27).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 118 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This work may be performed freely as part of any worship service.

General Information

Title: Slepe Softly Now
Composer: David Drexler

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: Middle English
Instruments: Violoncello

Published: 2005

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Original text and translations

Middle_English.png Middle English text

Lullay lullow, lully lully,
Bewy bewy,
Lullay lullow, lully lully,
Baw baw my barne, slepe softly now.

I saw a swete semly syght,
A blisful birde, a blossum bright
That murnyng made and mirth of mange.

Lullay lullow, lully lully,
Bewy bewy,
Lullay lullow, lully lully,
Baw baw my barne, slepe softly now.

A maydin moder, mek and myld,
In cradil kepe a knave child
That softly slepe. Scho sate and sange:

Lullay lullow, lully lully,
Bewy bewy,
Lullay lullow, lully lully,
Baw baw my barne, slepe softly now.