Come, pretty babe

William Byrd (c1540-1623): Come, pretty babe, consort song per voce e viole. Montserrat Figueras, soprano; Jordi Savall, treble viol; Sergi Casademunt, tenor viol; Imke David e Lorenz Duftschmid, bass viol.

Come, pretty babe, come, pretty babe,
Thy father’s shame, thy mother’s grief:
Born as a doubt, to all our dole,
And to thyself unhappy chief:
Come lullaby, come lullaby,
And warp thee warm.
Poor soul, thou thinks’t no creature harm.


William Byrd