Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Rare Scottish Carol known as Baloo Lamby



Baloo, Lammy is a Scottish Carol from the 17th century. This song came from a performance of the Nashville Early Music Ensemble at the Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Nashville, TN on Tuesday, November 25, 2008.

THIS DAY TO YOU IS BORN A CHILD

OF MARY MEEK, THE VIRGIN MILD

THAT BLESSED BAIRN, MOST LOVING AND KIND

SHALL NOW REJOICE, BOTH HEART AND MIND

BALOO LOO LAMMY

MY SOUL AND LIFE, STAND UP AND SEE

WHO LIES IN A CRIB BUILT OF A TREE

WHAT BAIRN IS THAT, SO GOOD AND FAIR

'TIS DEAREST JESUS, GOD'S SON AND HEIR

BALOO LOO LAMMY

O MY DEAR HEART, YOUNG JESUS SWEET,

PREPARE THY CRADLE WITHIN MY SPIRIT

AND I SHALL ROCK THEE WITHIN MY HEART

AND NE'ER MORE FROM THEE SHALL I DEPART

BALOO LOO LAMMY






Version 2

This day to you is born a child
of Mary meek, the Virgin mild.
That blessed bairn, so loving and kind
shall now rejoice both heart and mind.
Baloo Lammy.
A star appeared this blessed morn,
and unto us a child is born.
To heaven He'll lead us from near and far,
So follow, follow that wondrous star.
Baloo Lammy.

Collected in the Shetland Islands

*Bairn is Scots for Child
bairn "child". This is one of the most obviously Scandinavian words in Scots,
with a cognate - barn - used in practically all Nordic languages.

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