Mediaeval Baebes:An Adult Lullaby

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“An Adult Lullaby”
Artist: Mediaeval Baebes
Albums: Salva Nos (1998)

Lollay, lollay
Little child
Why wepestou so sore
Nedes mostou wepe
It was iyarked thee yore
Ever to lib in sorrow
And sich and mourne evere
As thine eldren did er this
Whil hi alives were

Lollay, lollay
Little child
Child, lollay
Lullow
Into un good worlde
Ycomen so ere thou

Modern English translation

Lollay, lollay
Little child
Why do you cry so desperately?
Must you cry?
It was given to you long ago
To live forever in sorrow
And sickness and mourning forever
As your ancestors did before
While they yet lived

Lollay, lollay
Little child
Child, lollay
Lullow
You have come into
An alien world