LOTR Holiday Carols

Carols of Arda

1. The Morannon Carol

Lully, lullay, thou tiny perian,
By, by, lully, lully,
Lullay, thou tiny perian,
By, by, lully, lullay.

O Elves and Men, well do ye ken:
Fall to the Dark ye may.
Distract the Eye, e’en though ye die,
By, by, lully, lullay.

Sauron Abhorred, foul foe, dark Lord,
Chargèd he hath this day
His armies fell, with fear their knell,
Free Folk to seize and slay.

“Then woe are we, Ring-bearer, for thee,
Held by our foes at bay.
Still, fight we shall,
’Spite wan morale.
By, by, lully, lullay.”


Original text:
Lully, lullay, thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lully, lully,
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,
Chargèd he hath this day
His men of might, in his own sight,
All children young to slay.

Then woe is me, poor Child, for Thee,
And ever mourn and say,
For thy parting, nor say, nor sing,
By, by, lully, lullay.

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Last Updated: 12/16/02

Original Post: 12/11/02

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