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Lullay lullay little child child rest thee a throw
A Lullaby of the Virgin Mary — 32 lines (alternating aaaa with multiple couplets) in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Note: For a lullaby in the same measure but not sung by the Virgin Mary see 3302.
Subjects: Virgin Mary, lullay songs of; lullabies
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaaa, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, ff. 120-120v
First Lines:
Lullay lullay litel child cild reste ȝe a þrowe
ffro heyȝe hider art þu sent with us to wone lowe…
Last Lines:
…Lullay lullay litel child softe slep & faste
In sorwe enden eueri loue but þin at þe laste Amen
Attributed Title: De Passione (f. 117)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 83-4.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 66-7.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 195-6.