Comparative Lyrics

Candle : Coventry Carol

Tuesday 16 August 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

"Candle: Coventry Carol" from Tori’s seasonal record Midwinter Graces is based on the traditional 16th century carol "Coventry Carol". As most of the carol covers on the album, Tori added some lyrics and music.

Here, you can compare Tori’s version with the lyrics of the original carol.
For better appreciation, I used different colors.
Black : the lyrics are the same as the original carol
[rouge]Red:[/rouge] Tori’s additional lyrics

Candle : Coventry Carol
[rouge]
Candle Candle
are the children safe now?
Unlike they were long ago,
Candle Candle
are the children safe now?
Sing their song of long ago

Candle Candle
are the children safe now?
Unlike we were long ago

Candle Candle
Guide us and protect us
from those in Darkness
from those in Darkness[/rouge]

Lully, Lulla
Thou little tiny child
By, By, Lully lullay
Thou little tiny child
By, By, Lully Lullay

Oh sisters too, how may we do
for to preserve this day
This poor youngling for whom we do 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 mourn and day
For thy parting, neither say nor sing
By, By, Lully Lullay

Coventry Carol

Lully, Lulla
Thou little tiny child
By, By, Lully lullay
Thou little tiny child
By, By, Lully Lullay

Oh sisters too, how may we do
for to preserve this day
This poor youngling for whom we do 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 mourn and day (or "say", or "sight" depending on transcriptions)
For thy parting, neither say nor sing
By, By, Lully Lullay