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An Old Man's Lullaby

by Herbert Howells

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Text

An Old Man's Lullaby
English source: Thomas Dekker

Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles awake you when you rise:
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby,
Rock them, rock them, lullaby.

Care is heavy, therefore sleep you;
You are care and care must keep you:
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby:
Rock them, rock them, lullaby.

Composer

Herbert Howells

Herbert Norman Howells CH CBE  was an English composer, organist, and teacher, most famous for his large output of Anglican church music. Read more here.

Poet

Thomas Dekker

Thomas Dekker was an English Elizabethan dramatist and pamphleteer.

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