Rest sweet Nimphs let goulden sleepe, Charme your star brighter eies, Whiles my Lute the watch doth keep With pleasing simpathies, Lulla lullaby, Lulla lullaby, Sleepe sweetly, sleepe sweetly, let nothing affright ye, In calme contentments lie. Dreame faire virgins of delight And blest Elizian groves: Whiles the wandring shades of night Resemble your true loves: Lulla lullaby, Lulla lullaby, Your kisses, your blisses send them by your wishes, Although they be not nigh. Thus deare damzelle I do give Good night and so am gone: With your hartes desires long live, Still joy, and never mone. Lulla lullaby, Lulla lullaby, Hath pleased you and easd you, & sweet slumber sezd you, And now to bed I hie.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Francis Pilkington (d. 1638), "Rest sweet nimphs", published 1605, from The First Booke of Songs or Ayres [text verified 1 time]
Set in a modified version by Peter Warlock.
Researcher for this text: Linda Godry
This text was added to the website: 2008-11-09
Line count: 24
Word count: 118