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Lully, lullay, my child, my lamb

Language: English

Lully, lullay, my child, my lamb
Head of gold, read as the sun is red
Who when the long day is done
Tugs boots off, draws wool night-cap on,
Then pulls the blankets up over his head.
Lully, lullay.


On a horse?


Soon or late must come last
My prince…
Hoofs of fire! Eyes so wild
Whose black hair streams in the black blast…
Weeping she said ‘Sleep, sleep my child’


I hear hoofs.


Once. Twice.


A bargain with you, Death.




No! It is time!


He’s laughing.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2018-09-08.
Last modified: 2018-09-09 14:31:59
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