Lullaby (Shakespeare)

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Lullaby
by William Shakespeare

YOU spotted snakes with double tongue,
    Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen;
Newts and blind-worms, do no wrong;
    Come not near our fairy queen.

        Philomel, with melody,
        Sing in our sweet lullaby;
Lulla, lulla, lullaby; lulla, lulla, lullaby!
              Never harm,
              Nor spell nor charm,
        Come our lovely lady nigh;
        So, good night, with lullaby.

Weaving spiders, come not here;
    Hence, you long-legg’d spinners, hence!
Beetles black, approach not near;
    Worm nor snail, do no offence.

        Philomel, with melody,
        Sing in our sweet lullaby;
Lulla, lulla, lullaby; lulla, lulla, lullaby!
              Never harm,
              Nor spell nor charm,
        Come our lovely lady nigh;
        So, good night, with lullaby.