Lullay Lullay Like A Child John

Skelton (1528) The available evidence suggests that "Lullay Lullay, Like a Child" was composed during John Skelton's first period at court (1485-1504), though it was published in 1528 in a collection entitled Dyvers balettys and dyties solacyous (Diverse Ballads and Salacious Ditties). The title of this collection (of "ballet-tys" and "dyties") and the poem's regular tetrameter and refrains both suggest that "Lullay" was a lyric. If so, the music it was set to has been lost.

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