“Ye Spotted Snakes”: A lullaby for Titania, queen of the fairies (with lyrics in English)


You spotted snakes with double tongue, Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen; Newts and blind-worms, do no wrong; Come not near our fairy queen. Newts and blind-worms, do no wrong;
come not near our fairy queen. Come not near our fairy queen. Hence, away! Hence, away! You spotted snakes with double tongue, Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen. Hence, away! Hence, away! 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. So, good night, with lullaby. So, good night, with lullaby. Weaving spiders, come not here. Hence, you long-legged spinners, hence! Beetles black, approach not near; Worm nor snail, do no offence. Weaving spiders, come not here. Hence, you long-legged spinners, hence! Come not here. Beetles black, approach not near;
worm nor snail, do no offence. Come not here. 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. So, good night, with lullaby. So, good night. So, good night, with lullaby. Hence, away! Now all is well. One aloof stand sentinel.

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