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Lullabie
William Byrd (c.1540-1623)


 
Dow Partbooks (Christ Church, 1580s, Oxford MSS 984-988)


 
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Lul la
          

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lul la by, Lul la lul la by my sweet lit tle
 
             

             

   
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ba by, my sweet lit tle ba by, what mean est thou to cry,

    
      

  
      
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2 Lullabie (score)


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Lul la lul la by, Lul la lul la by, La lul la lul la by,

 
  
       

     
     
      
8

  
  
     
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La lul la la lul la by, La lul la by, Lul la by, my sweet lit tle

        

        

 
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ba by lul lu by. Be still my bles sed babe,

 
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Lullabie (score) 3

   
30

                
 
        

     

though cause thou hast to mourn, Whose blood most in no cent to shed
  
   
 

       
  
                 
   
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the cru el king has sworn, And lo a las, be

          
     

                
    
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hold what slaugh ter he doth make, Shed ding the blood of

    
     

   
      
        
  

     
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4 Lullabie (score)
           
    
45
    
  
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in fants all, sweet sav i our for thy sake. A king is born they


  
   
        

 
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say no king this king would kill. O woe

   
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O woe and woe ful hea vy day when wret ches have their will,

   
     
    
  
                  

       
 
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Lullabie (score) 5

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when wret ches have their will, have their will. will.



     

       
 
           
     
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