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My sweet little darling

Language: English

My sweet little darling, my comfort and joy,
Sing lullaby lulla.
In beauty surpassing the Princes of Troy.
Sing lullaby lulla.
Now hush, child, now sleep, child, thy mother's sweet boy.
Sing lullaby lulla.
The gods bless and keep thee from cruel annoy.
Sing lullaby lulla.
Sweet baby, lulla lulla, sweet baby, lullaby, lulla.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


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

  • possibly by William Byrd (1542?3? - 1623), "My sweet little darling" [voice and 4 viols or piano (or string quartet)], copied from a 1949 edition published by London, Stainer & Bell ; note: the piano is "for use when strings are not available" [
     text verified 1 time
    ]

Text added to the website: 2011-05-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:23
Line count: 9
Word count: 54

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