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Last updated: 11.10.23
This particular Lullaby originally written by one Thomas Decker (c. 1572-1632) was arranged by Peter Warlock and may be found in Warlock Songs. Here the lyrics differ from the well-known Golden Slumbers. The expected "sleep pretty baby do not cry" becomes "sleep little wantons do not cry". Has the meaning of "wanton" changed that much from Dekker's day to Warlock's day? Probably not which sets this ancient mariner a-wondering as to what kind of person or persons one would sing this lullaby too.
Whatever - it is al lovely piece and it has it's place in my lifetime repertoire through the good Dr. Rosteck.
     Performer CD Title Supplier
cd15.gif John Mark Ainsley Warlock - Songs flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Ruth Golden Warlock - Songs flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Benjamin Luxon Warlock Songs flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
     Title Performer Composer
youtube15.jpg Lullaby (1:30) Ruth Golden, Levering Rothfuss P. Warlock