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On Yulés Night    On Yulés Night MP3

Tune: "Lullay lullay as I lay on Yoolis Night", Middle English carol, 14th c., by anonymous

These three files are Public Domain from Medieval Melodies for Filking:

Lullay, lullay... MP3 (a cappella)    Lullay, lullay... Midi      Lullay, lullay... Sheet music (PDF)

On the way, as I walked the way,
on the way, on Yulés night,
on the way as I walked the way,
on the way, on Yulés night, on the way.

1. As I walked out on Yulés night,
I saw a strange and wondrous sight,
a hunting troop of lordly might
rode through the sky from so far
Away....
[Chorus:] as I walked the way,
on the way, on Yulés night,
on the way as I walked the way,
on the way, on Yulés night, on the way.


2. And who should lead this troop of might,
But a King with one eye, shining bright,
That saw with such deep-piercing sight,
and spied his quarry from so far
Away....
[Chorus:] as I walked the way,
on the way, on Yulés night,
on the way as I walked the way,
on the way, on Yulés night, on the way.


3. And as the troop rode overhead,
Unnumbered throngs of noble dead,
Their quarry quickly before them fled,
And the horns were blowing from so far
Away....
[Chorus:] as I walked the way,
on the way, on Yulés night,
on the way as I walked the way,
on the way, on Yulés night, on the way.


4. And as the troop then onwards sped,
I heard a voice, so deep and dread,
So loud that all the hills answeréd:
"Beware the Hunt, and swiftly go
Thy way!"....
[Chorus:] as I walked the way,
on the way, on Yulés night,
on the way as I walked the way,
on the way, on Yulés night, on the way.


© Hildiwulf (lyrics, performance)
 

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