The School Bag

The Corpus Christi Carol

                                              Lulley, lully, lulley, lully,
falcon/mate                           The fawcon hath born my mak away.              

                                              He bare him up, he bare him down,
                                              He bare him into an orchard brown.

                                              In that orchard ther was an hall,
rich purple cloth                   That was hanged with purpill and pall.                    

                                              And in that hall ther was a bed:
                                              It was hanged with gold so rede.

                                              And in that bede ther lythe a knight,
                                              His woundes bleding day and nyght.

maiden                                  By that bedes side ther kneleth a may,                     
                                             And she wepeth both night and day.

                                              And by that bedes side ther stondeth a ston,
‘The Body of Christ’             'Corpus Christi' wreton theron. 16th century