Cradle Song (home demo)


Background Information

This unreleased Home Demo of Winter 1968 is a carol (#181 in the "Oxford Book of Carols") which was published by the Wedderburn brothers (16th Century Scottish poets) under the title 'Ane song of the Birth of Christ' ('I come from Heaven to tell') in their "Ane Compendious Buik of Godly and Spiritualt Sangis" in 1567. It is a translation of Luther's Christmas Eve carol 'Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her', first published in 1535 in "Geistliche Lieder''.


Lyrics

O my deir hert, young Jesus sweit,
Prepare thy creddil in my spreit,
And I sall rock thee in my hert
And never mair from thee depart.

But I sall praise thee evermore
With sangis sweit unto thy gloir;
The knees of my heart sall I bow,
And sing that richt Balulalow!

The knees of my heart sall I bow,

And sing that richt Balulalow!


Type:
Demo
Artists:
Sandy Denny
Released:
22 November 2010 (UK)
Recorded:
1968
  • Home recording, London
Length:
2:28
Label:
Universal Island Records Ltd.
Musicians: