A Poor Brother's Hymnal
Sunday, July 01, 2007
  Coventry Carol

Em B7 Em D Em B7 / Em B7 Em Am B7 Em
Em D Em D Em Am6 Am B7 / Em B7 Em Am B7 E

Am E7 Am G Am E7 / Am E7 Am Dm E7 Am
Am G Am G Am Dm6 Dm E7 / Am E7 Am Dm E7 A

Lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lully, lullay.
Lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lully, lullay.

O sisters too, how may we do,
For to preserve this day.
This poor youngling for whom we sing
By, by, lully, lullay.

Herod the king, in his raging,
Charged he hath this day.
His men of might, in his own sight,
All young children to slay.

That woe is me, poor Child for Thee!
And ever morn and day,
For thy parting neither say nor sing,
By, by, lully, lullay.

And when the stars ingather do,
In their far venture stay,
Then smile as dreaming, Little One,
Bye-bye, lulle, lullay.

[ Em ] Lullay [ B7 ] Thou [ Em ] little [ D ] ti [ Em ] ny [ B7 ] Child,
e|------0--0----------------------0--3---------2---------0---------------
B|--------------------4--------------------------------------------4-----
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------0-------------------------
A|--------------------2--------------------------------------------2-----
E|------0-------------------------0--------------------------------------

[ Em ] By [ B7 ] by [ Em ] lul [ Am ] ly [ B7 ] lul [ Em ] lay.
e|------0---------2---------3----------5---------2----------0---
B|--------------------------------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------
A|----------------2--------------------0---------2--------------
E|------0-------------------0-------------------------------0---

[ Em ] Lul [ D ] lay, [ Em ] Thou [ D ] lit [ Em ] tle [ Am6 ] ti [ Am ] ny [ B7 ] Child,
e|------7---------5-----------3----------2----------3-----------2---------0---------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4-----
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------0------------------------------------------------
A|----------------0---------------------------------------------0-------------------2-----
E|------0---------------------0---------------------0-------------------------------------

[ Em ] By [ B7 ] by [ Em ] lul [ Am ] ly [ B7 ] lul [ E ] lay.
e|------0---------2---------3----------5---------2---------4---
B|---------------------------------------------------------5---
G|-------------------------------------------------------------
D|-------------------------------------------------------------
A|----------------2--------------------0---------2-------------
E|------0-------------------0------------------------------0---


[ Em ] Oh sis [ B7 ] ters [ Em ] too how [ D ] may [ Em ] we [ B7 ] do,
[ Em ] For [ B7 ] to [ Em ] pres [ Am ] erve [ B7 ] this [ Em ] day.
[ Em ] This [ D ] poor [ Em ] young [ D ] ling [ Em ] for [ Am6 ] whom [ Am ] we [ B7 ] sing.
[ Em ] By [ B7 ] by [ Em ] lul [ Am ] ly [ B7 ] lul [ E ] lay.

[ Em ] Herod [ B7 ] the [ Em ] king in [ D ] his [ Em ] rag [ B7 ] ing,
[ Em ] Cha [ B7 ] rged [ Em ] he [ Am ] hath [ B7 ] this [ Em ] day.
[ Em ] His [ D ] men [ Em ] of [ D ] might [ Em ] in [ Am6 ] his [ Am ] own [ B7 ] sight,
[ Em ] All [ B7 ] young [ Em ] chil [ Am ] dren [ B7 ] to [ E ] slay.

[ Em ] That woe [ B7 ] is [ Em ] me poor [ D ] Child [ Em ] for [ B7 ] Thee!
[ Em ] And [ B7 ] ev [ Em ] er [ Am ] morn [ B7 ] and [ Em ] day,
[ Em ] For [ D ] thy [ Em ] par [ D ] ting [ Em ] neither [ Am6 ] say [ Am ] nor [ B7 ] sing,
[ Em ] By [ B7 ] by [ Em ] lul [ Am ] ly [ B7 ] lul [ E ] lay.

Em
O_ _ _O_O_O
|_|_|_|_|_|
|_2_3_|_|_|
|_|_|_|_|_|

B7
X_ _ _ _O_
|_|_1_|_|_|
|_2_|_3_|_4
|_|_|_|_|_|

D
X_X_O_ _ _
|_|_|_|_|_|
|_|_|_1_|_2
|_|_|_|_3_|

Left palm
2
1 | 3
| | | 4
T | | | |

Start
singing:
_ _ _ _ _
|_|_|_|_|_|
|_|_*_|_|_|
Am6
X_O_ _ _ _
|_|_|_|_1_|
|_|_2_3_|_4

Am
X_O_ _ _ _O
|_|_|_|_1_|
|_|_2_3_|_|

E
O_ _ _ _O_O
|_|_|_1_|_|
|_2_3_|_|_|

chord grid number = left hand finger
X = string not played
O = play open string
thin string chord grid right

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